The Impossible: Comments & Reviews
"A book for the ravenous, and it delivers with a broad and international array of writers, celebrated and unknown. My suggestion, however, is not to read the book passively, expecting inspiration on a platter. Read it with anger, even desperation — read it in your own personal crucible of frustration over 9/11, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, humanity’s spreading infection of violence and hate. It is in this crucible, I believe, that Mandela’s words, and those of the other writers, whose wisdom is born of suffering and struggle, begin to glow. Hope becomes a vision of a humane future that is already under way."