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    Description"He was unbearable, vain, proud, brutal, inconsistent, human. Without him, I would have rotted to death. . . . He was my guardian devil." As the descendant of two prominent French families and director of one of the world's most celebrated champagne houses, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not someone in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the heels of his wife being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. Passing his days hidden behind the high walls of his Paris townhouse, Philippe found himself the modern equivalent of an "untouchable"--unable to reach out to others, as others were afraid to reach out to him. The only person who seemed unaffected by Philippe's condition was someone who had been marginalized his entire life--Abdel, the unemployed, uninhibited Algerian immigrant who would become his unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe's life for the next ten years. "A Second Wind, "the basis for the major motion picture "The Intouchables, "is the inspiring true story of two men who refused to ask for help, and then wound up helping each other.


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    Title
    A Second Wind
    Subtitle
    The True Story That Inspired the Motion Picture the Intouchables
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippe Pozzo di Borgo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451689709
    ISBN 10: 1451689705
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    DC22: 362.43092
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A01700000
    DC21: 362.43092
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC029000
    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: RC406.Q33 P69 2012
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBL
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Publisher
    Atria Books
    Imprint name
    Atria Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY