Stronger - Jeff Bauman & Bret Witter


By Jeff Bauman & Bret Witter

  • Release Date: 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 132 Ratings)



The New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history.

Just thirty hours before, Jeff had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. As he was rushed to the hospital, he realized he was severely injured and that he might die, but he didn't know that a photograph of him in a wheelchair was circulating throughout the world, making him the human face of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, or that what he'd seen would give the Boston police their most important breakthrough.

In STRONGER, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. . Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well.


  • Stronger

    By Nanahelen12
    Great read! So very well written!

    By dwcarter629
    Everyone should read this book. Thanks Jeff, you are an inspiration to many - those hurting both with physical wounds as well as those facing difficult times. All the best to you and your family.
  • Boston Strong

    By Megagoose
    I read this book in one night, I couldn't put it down. I remember every minute of the boston bombing week. It's eye opening to see how those hurt in the explosions spent their days. I loved his love story with E too !!! Awesome read
  • Emotional Journey

    By carmore
    I had to take my time with this book. It is a heart wrenching story of Jeff's battles and triumphs. I felt so connected at times I had to stop and get my emotions in check. Thank you for writing this story.
  • Excellent!

    By Katvitt
    A wonderfully written book. Inspiring!
  • Loved the book!

    By Becks89
    Truly inspiring.
  • Be Grateful

    By Zdoggggggg
    Most people, myself included, allow the happenings of everyday life to inhibit our ability to appreciate the positive aspects of life. Unfortunately, many people exert a tremendous amount of mental energy and focus on the negative parts of life. Throughout "Stronger" Jeff mentions his want and desire to help people, as a way to give back to the many people who invested time, energy, and money to support his recovery. Certainly, writing this book was difficult for Jeff, however, at the very least, this book will help remind people to focus on the positive aspects of their life.
  • A true Patriot!

    By Moogla
    Very Honest and Raw!! A true inspiration and an example that terrorism will never defeat us. Stay Strong and keep pushing forward
  • Stronger......awe inspiring

    By Goofygirlspencer
    I couldn't put it down. Read it in less than a day in between working, sleeping, and taking care if kiddos. What an amazing person and people in his life. Stay strong Jeff and Erin.
  • Bauman Strong

    By E$money$
    AGREED Aaron130!!! You are a true hero. Just started the book and can't put it down. Even after all you have been through, you continue to inspire even more by sharing your story.