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Boston Marathon Bombings Survivor Jeff Bauman Writes Book

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Marathon bombings survivor Jeff Bauman is coming out with a book about his experiences during the last year.

Just hours before he sat in as a guest at the president's State of the Union speech in Washington, a literary agent tweeted a plug for Bauman's new book "Stronger" and how you can pre-order it online.

Here is an excerpt from the book currently on

Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 and he had no legs.

Just thirty hours prior, Jeff was surrounded by revelry at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. The first bomb went off at his feet as he awaited his girlfriend's finish. When Jeff awoke days later from hours of surgery, rather than take stock of his now completely altered life, Jeff ripped out his breathing tube and tried to speak. He couldn't. Jeff asked for a pad and paper and he wrote down seven words, "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history and beginning his own brave road to recovery.

In his memoir, Jeff will inspire millions by writing about his experiences that early spring day and his ongoing mission to walk again. Jeff will show the terrorists that they accomplished nothing with their act of cowardice and prove to the entire world what Boston Strong really means.

The book will be released April 8, just a week before the first anniversary of the bombings.

Bauman himself joined Twitter just before heading to the State of the Union.

He tweeted this after his visit to the Capitol.



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