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Survivor of Boston Marathon bombing to write a book

A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and helped to identify the perpetrators is working on a memoir.

Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon survivor with Carlos Arredondo at a sporting event some time after the attack.
Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon survivor with Carlos Arredondo at a sporting event some time after the attack.
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A MAN WHO lost both of his legs in the Boston Marathon is to write a book about his ordeal.

Jeff Bauman got a book deal with Grand Central Publishing for “Stronger,” which is scheduled to come out in the US in April, one year after the attacks that killed three and injured many others.

He is working on the book with Bret Witter, whose previous works include such best sellers as “Dewey” and “Until I Say Goodbye.”

Jeff had been at the at the finish line, waiting for his girlfriend to complete the race, when the bombs exploded.

That photograph

A photograph showing Bauman gray-faced in a wheelchair being tended to by Carlos Arredondo – a man in a cowboy hat was shared through social media around the world – to much criticism – but has become an iconic image of the event that day. The image of Bauman showed him in shock, covered in blood with nothing but exposed bone below his knees.

It is believed the book will focus on Bauman’s experiences during and after the bombings.

Bauman is currently a motivational speaker and said in statement that he wanted his book to “inspire others.”

~Additional reporting by Christina Finn

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