By Stacey Gualandi
UPDATE 10/26/12: The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s STAND UP FOR HEROS event is Nov. 8, 2012
UPDATE 9/6/12: Review in USA TODAY of Lee’s first novel, “Those We Love Most”
UPDATE: 2/1/12: Lee’s blog reports that she’s just finished the manuscript of her first book, “Those We Love,” which will be out 9/11/12
UPDATE 1/9/12: Lee Woodruff joins ‘CBS This Morning‘
Author Lee Woodruff knows what it means to overcome adversity. Five years ago, her husband ABC anchor Bob Woodruff, suffered a near-fatal brain injury from a roadside bomb while reporting from Iraq. It has been a long, yet successful road to recovery. And in the process, she has become a voice for brain-injured soldiers returning from war.
“Things happen in life and we need to reach out and seek help.” Lee Woodruff
Lee and her husband wrote In An Instant, an instant bestseller about healing from such a horrible event. They formed the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help raise awareness, money, and assistance to those troops in recovery.
In her follow-up book, Perfectly Imperfect, A Life In Progress, she humorously tackled the subject of everyday challenges. Lee also speaks tirelessly to people all over the country. This Good Morning America correspondent will be one of the hosts at the More Magazine Reinvention Convention in Los Angeles on Monday.
I have recently had to “reinvent” myself, so I was very interested in talking with Lee about how to move forward, how to find inner strength, and how to embrace flannel nightgowns. I’ll explain…