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An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

‘What a story; never heard a story like that before’ – Chris Evans

‘Uplifting and brave’ – Stylist

‘A riveting account of loneliness, anxiety and survival’ – Cosmopolitan

‘A vibrantly physical book’ – the Guardian

‘Claire Nelson relives a life-changing four days’ – The Times


In 2018, Claire Nelson made international headlines.

The relentless pace of work, social activity and striving to do more and better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Surrounded by people, Claire was increasingly lonely – and beginning to burn out. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time out and travelled half-way around the world to clear her head. What happened next, on a hike in California, was something she could never have anticipated.

Things I Learned from Falling is an incredible story of courage, determination and survival against the odds. Utterly gripping and profoundly moving, this inspirational memoir reminds us all how easily life can go off course, how simply we can lose touch with the truly important and that – even when we are utterly broken – we can be made whole again.

Reviews

Uplifting and brave
Stylist