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NAWL Book Club Featuring Find a Way

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August 30, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Join the National Association of Women Lawyers for the NAWL Book Club, a teleconference discussing Find a Way--the inspiring story of one woman’s pursuit of a lifelong dream--with author Diana Nyad.  The conversation will be moderated by Jackson Lewis’ own Stephanie Adler-Paindiris.

ABOUT THE BOOK: On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:

  1. Never, ever give up.
  2. You’re never too old to chase your dreams.
  3. It looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team.

In Find a Way, Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit.

Diana was a world champion in her twenties, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island, along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but after forty-two hours and seventy-nine miles she was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn’t swim another stroke for three decades.

Why, at sixty-four, was she able to achieve what she could not at thirty? How did her dramatic failures push her to success? What inner resources did Diana draw on during her long days and nights of training, and how did the power of the human spirit trump both the limitations of the body and the forces of nature across this vast, dangerous wilderness? This is the gripping story of an athlete, of a hero, of a bold mind. This is a galvanizing meditation on facing fears, engaging in our lives full throttle, and living each day with no regrets.