WHAT TO READ WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF

This fall brings books by two authors who lost an arm in gruesome sporting accidents and continue to play the game. For the curious--if not brave--armchair athlete, a reader's guide:

THE BOOK: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

THE ATHLETE: Aron

Ralston, 28

THE TALE: Ralston cut off his right arm after it got crushed by a boulder while he was rock climbing in Utah in May 2003.

LIKELY READERS: Guys who shop at Campmor

CREATIVE TOURNIQUET: A water hose

GRISLY QUOTE: "Using the blade like a paring knife, I slice through a pinky-finger-sized filament."

THE BOOK: Soul Surfer

THE...

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