Re: Life-changing nonfiction books
I found that one a very moving and inspiring story as well. Kind of strange how the camp commander settled on the main character, Zamperini, as his designated victim, seemingly trying to prove his ideology that foreigners are weak. And it's unclear how Zamperini found the inner resources to endure, except that his time on the life raft, complete with a vision, seems to have changed him.
Maybe all of us could benefit from a near-death experience to put things in perspective? Initiation rites used to serve that purpose. I don't think the suffering in each of our lives is trivial, (some more than others, of course), but a sense that it comes with the territory is part of getting ourselves together to overcome it, I think.