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Lee & Bob Woodruff
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978-1428157606
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1428157603
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Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (May 6, 2007)
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In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all–a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous .

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all–a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers.

Robert Warren Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist. Woodruff was born on August 18, 1961, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the son of Frances Ann (Dawson) and Robert Norman Woodruff J. real estate agents. Woodruff graduated from the private Cranbrook Kingswood school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1979.

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In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all–a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous .

Narrated by: Allison Pataki, Lee Woodruff - foreword, David Levy - epilogue. Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins. In a voice that is fresh, irreverently funny, and irresistible, Lee Woodruff traces the quiet moments and memorable events that have shaped her life in progress. Perfectly Imperfect is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life's flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor.

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all-a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers. Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, but then, while he was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him. In an Instant is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee Woodruff's lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again-and how they persevered, with grit but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear. More than a dual memoir of love and courage, In an Instant is an important, wise, and inspiring guide to coping with tragedy-and an extraordinary drama of marriage, family, war, and nation
  • Reading the story of Bob and Lee Woodruff brought home memories of patients I cared for during my nursing career. Not many of them made it back to even 20% of their previous capacity. If Bob had not been so brilliant in his life experience, so well educated, and so diverse in his talents, his chances of recovery would have been greatly reduced.

    His wife Lee was a very strong person. She was confident in her own life. Marrying Bob was the icing on the already delicious cake. Her determination to pull Bob through the injuries that should have claimed his life was very helpful. Not many patients have the gift of such a strong support system, and such a talented team caring for them.

    I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone looking for inspiration and a true love story.

  • I picked up this book to do research for my upcoming novel, Along the Watchtower, hoping to better understand the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury. I was unprepared to find such an honest and heart wrenching story. Like the wonderful novel, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, this story is from the perspective of the person with injury/illness. In Still Alice, the reader gets to be inside the head of a Harvard professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease as we follow her through her gradual decline. Still Alice is a wonderful book, but it is fiction. In an Instant is real.

    Bob and Lee Woodruff had a wonderful life. They were both bright and successful, with a good relationship and four terrific children. Bob had just achieved the near pinnacle of a journalist's career, having been chosen to replace Peter Jennings as the coveted ABC World News Tonight anchor. Sent to cover the war in Iraq, Bob's life changed in an instant, when an IED attack sent shrapnel into his brain.

    While probably written mostly by Lee, the story more or less alternates between what each of them remember. The attack and its aftermath are interspersed with touching backstory about their life, their courtship and their family. But mostly it's about his struggle to recover from his injuries.

    This book gives exceptional insight into the impact of trauma to the brain, which is especially tragic in such a brilliant man. The two of them tell how Lee came to the hospital every day, without him recognizing her, and how one day she came in and he asked, almost angrily, why she hadn't visited until then. On that day, his brain had healed enough that he could recognize her. It also demonstrates the random bizarreness of a damaged human brain, perhaps manifested most dramatically in the following: at one point, Bob Woodward could remember the names of all the US presidents (how many of us can do that), but not the names of his children.

    I achieved my purpose, getting great insight into Traumatic Brain Injury. But I also received much more--a look into the life of a loving family, their descent into near tragedy and their courageous and remarkable return to a normal life.

  • I bought this back in May of '09 and don't even remember why and how I'd heard about it. It was clearly at the beginning of my e-book buying addiction. I stumbled upon it the other day and I instantly knew I wanted to read it next. I'd been reminded of the Woodruff story while watching Mark Kelly's (Gabrielle Giffords husband) Diane Sawyer interview. I don't think you can have loved and not wonder what you would do if you were Mark Kelly or Lee Woodruff.

    For that reason alone, the book was interesting. What surprised me was how much time was spent talking about their marriage before Bob Woodruff was hit by the roadside bomb. I went in expecting a story of the accident and his recovery, and instead received a story of a marriage, and I liked hat angle.

    I've written we all ask what we'd do if your spouse were injured or killed, but this book allows us to relate on a more profound level with the story of a relationship. As a woman, I read of Lee making so many sacrifices for her husband's dream, raising her children largely as a single parent, even before tragedy hit. I ask myself if I could have done that and done it without my marriage coming apart at the seams. I don't think Lee really denies that they were straining at the seams a little. Bob writes his family was number one and all she would have had to do was say it was all too much, but it seems like she did everything but send up smoke signals. When a mutual friend dies -- David Bloom -- his widow tells Bob to come home to Lee for a while, because Lee isn't the type to ask, and I think that Bob knew that and took advantage of that to be able to say he was never asked. There were moments when I liked one or the other or felt that one was being selfish and I admired that they were open enough to allow that to happen, to show their mistakes. When I say I found her petty at moments or him to be selfish, this becomes respect, understanding, compassion.

    And then Lee was asked to do more, take on more, when he was injured -- to possibly have another child. While he was in a coma, she didn't know if he'd really come back to her in any recognizable way. I loved the honesty here and she writes about her fears, both emotional and financial. She writes about rising to the challenge of being strong most of the time, but doesn't balk at writing about sobbing, or losing patience with her children. She doesn't pull any punches. I realize my review is more about her experience than his, but this is the way I -- a wife -- process this, and her point of view, her fears, are the heart of this book.

    I like that these people looked perfect from the outside, but that they're flawed. Flawed but still admirable. I saw a review or two which were very along the lines of, "Who cares about privileged people?" What this book says is that money and connections can smooth the way, but it can't take away the pain or terror when someone you love is hurting and even if a family makes good money, when 4 kids need college, and the main breadwinner might never work again while still in the prime of his life, that changes everything. People are ... people. Pain transcends economic barriers.

    In the Giffords shooting, person after person has said she was lucky to be so close to a world-class trauma center with surgeons familiar with the type of injuries normally seen in war, battlefields. (She was actually one of the ones responsible for keeping that center open -- talk about karma.) In this book, we're told that Bob Woodruff was fortunate for similar reasons -- that stateside his treatment might not have been so skilled, because the surgeons would have been less familiar and practiced with this type of injury. There are too many young men and woman with traumatic brain injuries, but I wonder what this knowledge will do when the wars are over and this can be applied to civilian life.

    I think, if I have a complaint, and it's a small one, it's that so much time was given to their marriage up to and including his waking up, and relatively little given to rehab. Did she ever lose her patience, for instance?

    4 stars.

  • Great and interesting book. Although I barely knew about the author and her family prior to getting this book, the book really draws you in. It opens your eyes to the title "in an instant" because your life can change in an instant. The beauty of the book is how the author reveals how people can overcome many obstacles and her willingness to reveal her life in this book. I enjoyed the book and could hardly put it down and finished it in two days. Its all about what is in the editorial review - love, resilience and survival and written in a very touching way.

  • Riveting, inspiring, thought provoking, and , most of all, informative. Lee Woodruff is truly an American heroine whose family is fortunate to call wife, mother, friend. Her husband's will power and resilience is awe inspiring.

  • An excellent read documenting an incredible recovery! Even though I knew how it would turn out, I couldn't help but feel heartache for this family during the recuperation struggle. What an amazing story.