By Madeleine Kingsley, September 16, 2010
Rise and Shine: The extraordinary storyof one man's journey from near death to full recovery
By Simon Lewis
Santa Monica Press, £17.99
'You never get to make the two decisions of real importance in your life: how you arrive and when you leave."
So reflects Simon Lewis, in Rise and Shine, his searing story of survival. By all medical yardsticks, the broken-bodied, brain-damaged Lewis was beyond saving that night in March 1994 when his brand-new car was struck by a high-speed, hit-and-run driver.