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Man on Wire
Man on Wire | Philippe Petit
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The basis for the motion picture: "By evoking his youthful passion for the World Trade Center, Petit brings the towers' awesomeness back to life." San Francisco Chronicle
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Originally titled “To Reach the Clouds,” this captivating memoir by Philippe Petit chronicles his quest to cross between the World Trade Center towers on a wire. I liked the eponymous documentary, but this book more fully captures Petit‘s lightning storm of a personality in soulful, suspenseful vignettes that are as dismissive of convention as they are reverent of what Petit calls “le coup.” The human spirit and raw courage shine brightly here.