A Fraction Stronger
by Mark Berridge is an engaging book about the author's journey to recreating
his life after a devastating accident that left him severely damaged. Luckily,
his helmet prevented severe injury to the brain that might have hindered his ability
to think and remember. In this inspiring, well-crafted, and utterly engaging
memoir, the author shares his journey towards regaining his life, a story that
is emotionally rich and utterly captivating.
While Berridge takes readers down through the darkest moments of his life, he also fills the pages with the light that guided him through those difficult moments. As readers follow this tale, they are invited to reflect on the author's secret to healing and success. Mark articulates brilliantly on a variety of topics, providing lessons that will shape the lives of readers. The book offers powerful insights into facing uncertainty, exploring possibilities, and trying new paths. I enjoyed the author's perspective on handling fear, renaming guilt and regret, and the nourishment that love creates. This book is a powerful testament of faith in the human spirit, an experience of hope that took the author through more than seven weeks in the hospital and nine months in intensive rehabilitation. A Fraction Stronger is told in a style that is upbeat, with a voice that is compassionate and invigorating, and prose that is gorgeous, and the author examines his emotions, pain, and struggle with honesty and forensic clarity. While it is a compelling memoir of the author's grim experience after an accident, it can be read as a self-help book on finding the courage and strength to rise after a devastating fall — and fall should be understood in the broader, symbolic sense of the word. A Fraction Stronger is a gift of love and faith, the light that can help navigate the darkest moments.