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
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