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Joshua Prager is billed as a journalist, but he’s really a storyteller. Over a decade-plus career at the Wall Street Journal, where he began as a news assistant and worked his way up to senior writer, Prager excelled in writing enthralling tales that had one thing in common: They were about secrets. While at the paper, Prager uncovered the world’s only anonymous Pulitzer Prize winner, the unknown heir of the author of the children’s book Goodnight Moon, and the hidden backstory of how the 1951 New York Giants baseball team cheated their way to infamy, as told in his book The Echoing Green.

Today, Prager is focused on a personal story: the 1990 bus accident that left him a hemiplegic at age 19. His new book, Half-Life, about the accident, explores identity and what it means to live a life changed in a single moment.

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WATCH: The Crash That Couldn't Break Me

(199) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 9:00 AM

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The night before the crash on May 15, 1990. Photo credit: Joshua Prager


On May 16, 1990, a careless truck driver hit a bus and broke my neck and left me quadriplegic. I was 19. Eventually, half of me returned to...

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