"Gives you something to think about"
In an isolated part of California, Samantha Dunn was
leading her horse Harley across a creek when her steed
accidentally stomped on her leg. The injury was severe
enough to threaten her life as she suffered splintered
bones, ripped muscles and torn veins. Samantha's luck
changed when a passerby happened to find her.
While physically recuperating and going through various
mental stages of recovery, Samantha reflected back on her
three-decade plus life. She concludes that her long string
of accidents are not really bad luck misfortunes, but
something with much deeper underlying causes that make her
ignore signs of potential trouble like her panic stricken
horse that stepped on her. Eventually Samantha not only
gets back on Harley, but she picks herself up personally as
she now knows she is a good person with much too offer.
NOT BY ACCIDENT: RECONSTRUCTING A CARELESS LIFE is a
great first hand account of recovering from a near-fatal
accident that inspires the audience. Samantha Dunn learns
that riding horses for pleasure is a lot different than
riding to escape life. She concludes that life is too
precious to carelessly destroy it. As Lou Costello once
said "97% of all accidents occur to 3% of the people". Ms.
Dunn encourages those 3% frequent accident victims to
reflect on why this happens and how to live life fully, but
not negligently. Besides animal lovers and repeat accident
victims, readers who enjoy an uplifting didactic account
will want to peruse this introspective nonfiction.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 6, 2002