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Trauma Survivors Who Become Superstars

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Unfortunately tragedy is part of life; from earthquakes and terrorist attacks to sickness and injury, humans have dealt with tragedy throughout the ages. Some handle it better than others, and some don’t just survive; they seem to grow in ways not previously imagined before the tragedy. Seeking to understand why, David Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz interviewed over 100 survivors of tragedies as well as psychologists and psychiatrists. Their book, SUPERSURVIVORS: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success explores extraordinary accomplishments in the wake of catastrophic trauma, to help us understand how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

 
 
 
 
 
Their book is titled Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link between Suffering and Success.
 
David Feldman and Lee Kravetz join us from our studios at WGBH in Boston.
 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.