The Letter by Marie Tillman audiobook

The Letter: My Journey through Love, Loss, and Life

By Marie Tillman
Read by Marie Tillman

Hachette Book Group 9780446571456
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781619691605

In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a “just in case” letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April 2004, Marie’s worst nightmare came true. In the days following Pat’s death, it was his letter that kept her going—and more than that—it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband. In The Letter, Marie talks for the first time about her journey to remake her life after Pat’s death. Filled with the lessons Marie learned and the wisdom she gained, The Letter is both a heart rending love story and an inspiring tale for anyone, young or old, whose life has taken an unexpected hard turn and who struggles to get back on the right path.

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Summary

Summary

In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a “just in case” letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April 2004, Marie’s worst nightmare came true. In the days following Pat’s death, it was his letter that kept her going—and more than that—it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband. In The Letter, Marie talks for the first time about her journey to remake her life after Pat’s death. Filled with the lessons Marie learned and the wisdom she gained, The Letter is both a heart rending love story and an inspiring tale for anyone, young or old, whose life has taken an unexpected hard turn and who struggles to get back on the right path.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Marie Tillman's moving memoir, The Letter, is a story of profound courage. It takes courage to walk out into the unknown to reclaim one’s life after a tragedy. It takes courage to live in a public way with such private pain. And it takes courage to share one’s journey with an open heart knowing that it will bring comfort and connection to others. Marie’s courageous example will inspire so many to recognize their own power to be architects of change.” Maria Shriver
“Marie Tillman’s elegantly written memoir weaves together a love story with the life affirming lesson that grief’s tributaries can flow toward healing and acceptance. This book reminds us that it’s possible to move past trauma without forgetting or letting loss define you. This is a must read for anyone who has worked to overcome life’s sorrows and embrace its triumphs with grace.” Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author
“Marie Tillman’s gentle memoir of love and loss is an important reminder to all that life isn’t measured by its length, but by its depth.” Regina Brett, New York Times bestselling author of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours
“Wrought and thoughtful memoir…She successfully honors her husband’s legacy while offering solace and hope for those in anguish.” Publishers Weekly
“An inspiring account of the author’s difficult decision to become a public advocate for military families.” Kirkus

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Author Bio: Marie Tillman

Author Bio: Marie Tillman

Marie Tillman is the president and cofounder of the Pat Tillman Foundation. In 2008 she led the development of the foundation’s primary initiative, the Tillman Military Scholars program, which aims to create the next generation of leaders by helping a select group of veterans, active service members, and their spouses fulfill their academic dreams. She has been a featured speaker at the US Air Force Academy Center for Character Development, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School, and Clinton Global Initiative University. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Joe, and their four boys Joey, Johnny, Sam, and Mac.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English