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By Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

ISBN-10: 1451689705

ISBN-13: 9781451689709

Soon to be an incredible movement picture—The Upside—starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman.

Born with wealth and privilege, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was once no longer regularly a person within the behavior of requesting support. Then, in 1993, correct at the heels of his wife’s analysis of a terminal disease, a paragliding coincidence left him a quadriplegic. He used to be forty-two-years-old and not able to do anything—even feed himself—without the aid of one other person.

Passing his days hidden in the back of the excessive partitions of his townhouse, after his paralysis Philippe chanced on himself remoted and depressed. the one one that appeared unaffected through Philippe’s situation used to be somebody who were marginalized his complete life—Abdel, the unemployed, outspoken Algerian immigrant who could turn into his not likely caretaker. In among dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe’s lifestyles for the following ten years.

A moment Wind, the root for the impending significant movie The Upside, is the inspiring actual tale of 2 males who refused to invite for aid, after which wound up supporting each one other.

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