As a rest breaks during my other reading/studying I was hooked on this book and finished it this morning. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston. Yes, this is the story of the climber/mountaineer that got his arm stuck and had to self amputate it in order to survive. Aron does a great job diving right into the set up and how he becomes trapped and then the book flip flops from chapter to chapter on his growing up and life experience's and other near death situations where he could have died as well. I found the catch for this book in him being trapped knowing that he was going to have to amputate his arm at some point. Aron does a great job describing the details while he is trapped and how is mind works continuously to resolve the entrapment with many different ideas and keeping track of his vital signs though out the 5 days. It's truly amazing to know you can stay awake for 127 hours! (The world record for staying awake is 11 days but that is with no severe trauma to one's arm and lack of food and water in the desert) I won't explain the details of how he gets his arm arm but I will say that he does not saw or cut it off as it is commonly known. Aron is a totally amazing guy with unbelievavle ideas during his entrapment. His experience in mountaineering, self control, calmness, and his will to survive truly keeps him alive. Aron did go through some very hard times and even documented his last will/testament with a video recorder, etched RIP in the rock next to his entrapment and even drank his own urine once running out of water.
Overall, this is a great book if your interested in what happened and his story if you don't want to read it, email and I will give you more details as to what happened.Next book I'm reading is Trump 101: The Way to Success. Actually started reading it already and it's a short book so should be done in a couple of days.