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No Time for Fear : How a Shark Attack Survivor Beat the Odds - Paul De Gelder

No Time for Fear

How a Shark Attack Survivor Beat the Odds

Paperback Published: 3rd January 2012
ISBN: 9780143567325
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. These three words - the mantra of the Australian Army - resonated with Paul de Gelder the first time he heard them. Paul chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug-and-alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence forces. But trouble hunted him down in the form of a brutal shark in February 2009. Paul lost two limbs, and his career as a daredevil navy clearance diver was flung into jeopardy. Drawing on everything his eventful life had taught him, Paul left nothing to chance in his recovery. He fought through excruciating pain, smashing challenge after challenge, and amazing the medical staff with his will to succeed. His inspiring story takes 'never say die' to a whole new level.

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From rebel, drug dealer and strip club worker to adventurer, soldier, fitness enthusiast, Navy diver, shark attack survivor, top motivational speaker and mentor to schoolkids across Australia, Paul de Gelder is an exceptional young man. He is now determined to carve out the best future for himself he could possibly imagine. Paul is a true survivor and an incredible inspiration.

Prologuep. ix
The high price of adventurep. 3
A love affair with the seap. 8
Taking crapp. 18
Fighting for my lifep. 25
Breaking outp. 37
A waste of spacep. 46
Sex 'n' drugs and rap 'n' soulp. 52
Signing my life awayp. 65
Does a soldier shit in the woods?p. 72
Parachuting to gloryp. 79
Black Hawk upp. 89
Improvise, adapt and overcomep. 98
Where the bloody hell is starboard?p. 108
A grown-up boys' adventure clubp. 117
Shark baitp. 126
I have no idea; I'm from the armyp. 133
No time for fearp. 145
So happy to still have my legp. 158
Fucking sharkp. 165
What's next? What's next?p. 177
Choosing lifep. 185
Are they new Nikes?p. 194
Dreaming bigp. 213
Sharks and mep. 221
Postscriptp. 238
Acknowledgmentsp. 244
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ISBN: 9780143567325
ISBN-10: 0143567322
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd January 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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