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A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph Chronicles the Uplifting True Story of Love and Resiliency

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STRUCK: A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph Chronicles the Uplifting True Story of Love and Resiliency

  
One of life’s biggest clichés became reality when film and television writer Douglas Segal got a phone call that none of us ever wants to get. Segal’s wife, Susan, and their daughter, Alyce, had been randomly hit head-on by a city bus, and Segal had to deal with what frightens us most: a sudden disaster that changes everything. 

STRUCK: A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph is an intimate and honest chronicle of how Doug, Susan, and their family put their lives back together after the unimaginable happened. After being pulled from the wreckage, miraculously alive (also miraculously, Alyce was relatively unscathed), Susan faced the almost insurmountable challenge of recovering from a hangman’s injury (the same that paralyzed Christopher Reeve), many broken bones, life-threatening internal injuries, and brain damage.

After the accident, Doug began sending email updates to friends and family. The love and support they received help him get through each day. The list of recipients began to grow as others heard about the accident and were moved to send messages of prayers of support. Alternatingly humorous, heartbreaking, and hopeful, STRUCK is built around those email updates and is an inspiring example of how people show up for one another in times of crisis. 

“Revisiting this dark chapter in our lives was personally harrowing, but it was also cathartic,” Doug Segal says. “There was a temptation not to reveal all, but I felt that if this story was going to touch and inspire people struggling to survive life’s challenges or coping with loss, I couldn’t hold back on the intimate details; I had to put it all out there.”

“What happened was so nightmarish, it’s the kind of thing you think only happens to other people—until it happens to you,” says Susan Segal. “It’s not easy to feel so revealed, exposed even, by the book, but I hope people will see it as not only a story of my survival against all odds, but also, as Doug calls it, ‘a love story of sorts.’ ”

At its heart, this is a story of a husband’s relentless devotion to his wife, the resilience of family, and the changing yet enduring nature of love. As with the most unforgettable memoirs, STRUCK is at turns both tear-jerking and surprisingly laughter-inducing, vacillating between the tragic effects of the accident and some of their comic consequences.

“We came back from this experience somehow stronger as a couple and as a family,” Susan says. “I hope everyone who picks up the book comes away with a greater appreciation for their own loved ones, and for life itself.”

As Susan and Doug now say, everybody’s got their bus—we all will face serious challenges at one time or another. STRUCK shows how it is possible to create a community of love and support, and how that community makes all the difference.

“An extraordinary love story. Doug Segal’s fluid, honest, insightful, funny, and very public look at his and Susan’s marriage couldn’t have been made up even by the best Hollywood writer, of which Doug is one. It’s a real-life story about what it takes for a woman to survive getting hit by a bus. ” — Rabbi John L. Rosove, author of Why Judaism Matters

About the Author
Douglas Segal served as co-producer of the feature films Three Kings and City of Angels. He also worked on the feature films Fallen, 12 Monkeys,and Scooby Doo, and produced the feature film Bulletproof Monk. On the television side, Segal has written and produced shows for Fox, Fox 21, the CW, and Disney and has been a writer, producer, director, and/or showrunner of series for Animal Planet, History, A&E, and The Travel Channel. Projects he has been involved in have been nominated for Golden Globe, Grammy, and People’s Choice awards, and many have won Teachers’ Choice and Parents’ Choice awards. A graduate of New York University, Segal also authored the children’s book I Can Go to School. He lives in Los Angeles with Susan and their children, Michael and Alyce.

For more information on Doug and Susan and Struck, visit https://www.douglassegal.com
and view this heartwarming interview: https://vimeo.com/274994077

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Tim Phizackerley – Britain’s Fastest Hypnotist

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Tim Phizackerley of BritainsFastestHypnotist.com is a hypnotist, therapist, and mind coach specializing in treatment of addiction, PTSD, and trauma.

Tim uses rapid, deep hypnosis and other fascinating tools to end addictions, cure trauma, fix relationship problems and change lives. You can see reviews and video clips on his website here.

Featured in the national press, on radio and on TV, Tim’s work has benefited hundreds of thousands of people. He was also featured in the hit book From Rock Bottom To Sober Forever: The story of how a hopeless alcoholic, resigned to an early death, found complete freedom from her addiction.

In his practice, Tim Phizackerley is an expert in hypnotism and uses high-speed ultra-deep methods to solve problems that otherwise seem hopeless. His work on Post Traumatic Stress was recently endorsed by a team of professional neuroscientists as having yielded the best and most rapid PTSD treatment known. He has mental health treatment programs being used in UK schools right now.

He became interested in fear, trauma, and mindset because he is married to a three-time survivor of terminal illness and multiple transplantee. It was his desire to help her that led to his career as a hypnotist. He is passionate about people, has an international client list, and is a trainer of hypnotism for positive change. Hundreds of thousands of people have now used his programs.

The practical applications of hypnosis have been largely untapped by science or in the professional treatment for substance abuse. Advertisers are hurting people with hypnosis though and they use it regularly. Tim is keen to educate people on how to defend themselves by being aware of the methods in use.

Hypnosis is a truly fascinating/contentious subject and as Britain’s Fastest Hypnotist and with a wealth of unique and fascinating experience, Tim has countless incredibly interesting and useful things to share with you.

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Martin Sheen Presents: “The World is my Country” Premieres on U.S. Public Broadcasting Stations Beginning in April

 

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(Los Angeles) -The World Is My Country, a new documentary film chronicling the life of the iconic “World Citizen #1” Garry Davis, will premiere on U.S. public television stations and PBS affiliates beginning in April, 2021.

The film, introduced by Academy Award®-winning actor Martin Sheen, includes exclusive footage from Davis’ live performances alongside pristine archival footage documenting his journey from Broadway actor to bomber pilot to being dubbed “World Citizen #1” by the media reports of the day.

“Back in the Golden Age of Broadway Garry wowed audiences with his rapid-fire Danny Kaye number,” said director Arthur Kanegis, “but then he was drafted into World War II and ordered to bomb Brandenburg. Horrified at the carnage, he leapt off the Broadway stage onto the World stage — taking on border guards, guns and jail – in a jaw-dropping mission to unite the people of our world.”

Davis’ bold actions drew the support of Albert Einstein, Simone de Beauvoir, John Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and thousands more to a movement that culminated when the United Nations unanimously passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10,1948.

For the next 65 years, Davis continued his effort to inspire “we the people” to take the lead in creating world law to outlaw war, oppression and the destruction of the environment — and build a safe, secure and sustainable future for all.  In 2013 The New York Times titled his front-page obituary: “Man Of No Nation sees One World of No War.”

 

“Given the magnitude of today’s global challenges, from climate change and COVID-19 to displaced millions and nuclear war, the urgency of Garry’s ideas has never been greater” said Melanie Bennett, Producer of the film. “What drew me to this film is that Garry actually gives us a solution!”

 

Albert Einstein was quoted as saying that Davis grasps the key to “whether mankind  will disappear by its own hand or continue to exist.”

 

Distributed by NETA—the National Educational Telecommunications Association, The World Is My Country, begins a coast-to-coast volley of local broadcasts on dozens of U.S. public television and PBS affiliates.

 

Detailed information about local broadcasts nationwide, images and other media assets including the film trailer and promotional spot with Martin Sheen are available here:

theworldismycountry.com/publictv

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