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Comments by Bob Crudo on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 08:02 IP Logged
Dear Laura, I did not get your book yet, but will shortly. I just wanted to mention a few things that might be interesting to you. I am now 75, and at the age of 10 with my Mother we went to see Seabiscuit, at the Howard Ranch. I also had permisson to fish on your Great Grandfathers ranch, as I lived close by in Ukiah. I got to see Seabiscuit more than once. I don't know if it's in your book, but did your Great- Grandfather have anything to do with building the hospital in Willets? Sincerely, Bob Crudo
Clio, CA USA

Comments by Kristy Whitehous on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 07:29 IP Logged
7/25/03, Today I was watching GMA and understand you suffer from CFS. I was misdiagnosed for years, I have many unusual symptoms and have found helpful results. I feel very good most of the time. Please contact me if you would like to chat about my improvement that may help you. I am a registered nurse in California and know the dissappointment of trying so many recommended remedies that do not work. I still am a little stiff in the am but have extreme improvement . I actually suffer from colloginous colitis. Kristy Whitehouse, RN
Dixon, CA USA

Comments by LeAnna on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 07:28 IP Logged
I just returned from seeing the most beautiful movie..SEABISCUIT! Thank you Laura for bringing all this excitement into our lives once again! I sure hope you are wearing a great big proud smile...you deserve it! I was unable to go to the premire in Willits but the opening here was full and fun! Thanks again and good luck on the next writing! LeAnna
Salinas, CA USA

Comments by Mike Godwin on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 07:27 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand, I had no significant interest in horses, horseracing, training, or jockeys. Then I read your remarkably well-written book. (It's so well-written, in fact, that I learned some writerly tricks from it that I hope to use some day.) Every page has muscle and electricity in it. The result is that, well, you've engendered in me a love for your subject matter. I'm still a little shaken by my conversion experience. Incidentally, what got me to read SEABISCUIT in the first place was your fine albeit harrowing piece in The New Yorker. I hope you're doing well, and wish you the best of health.
Washington, DC USA

Comments by Susie Seibert on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 07:03 IP Logged
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! Your book reminded me of being a little girl in the 50's...I remember hearing about Seabiscuit then...I loved horses as a child and your book helped me to remember why I was so fascinated...like so many of your readers, I cried when it was finished...wonderful story, wonderfully told...what a gift you've given us!!! Take good care of yourself.
Caro, MI USA

Comments by Charles F. Strong on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 06:56 IP Logged
Thank you for such a great rendition of a true American story of encouragement and hope. God bless you. WWW.BIBLEONE.NET
Harlingen, TX USA

Comments by Carol Sloane on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 06:29 IP Logged
The book is so beautifully written about such a unique subject. We are thoroughbred fans, so we not only enjoyed every word, but have launched a major campaign for all friends and acquaintances to read it as well. Even a person who knows nothing about racing or horses will find your book a true picture of an unforgettable era and equine hero. May you write many more books! -CS
Boston, MA USA

Comments by Mike Tomlinson on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 06:11 IP Logged
Your book was absolutely fantastic. I'm not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye. Will go see the movie in the next couple of days, if it's anything like the book I know I won't be disappointed. Congratulations!
San Diego, CA USA

Comments by Scott on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 06:00 IP Logged
I saw the Movie this afternoon, and if your book is half as good as the movie, it will be a joy to read and a great addition to my library
Windsor, Canada

Comments by Roger Horner on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 05:54 IP Logged
Dear, Laura Hillenbrand I just heard your story on ABC’s, World News Now. I cant imagine how you were able to write such a great book, while struggling with such a debilitating condition as chronic fatigue syndrome. I was diagnosed with Adult Attention Deficit Disorder in 1998, than in 2000 I found out that I also had Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder. I know what its like to have to live within what little life my disabilities will allow me to have, but I have to say I am ashamed of myself. I started a book a couple of years ago, because I have a incredible premise for one, and because of my unpredictable condition, it seemed to be the only way I could remain a vital part of society. I have not put much effort into writing it because "I probably couldn’t get it published anyway" basically just feeling sorry for poor-poor-pitiful-me. I want to thank you for pointing out to me that it can be done, life can be dealt with, its up to me. I am so sorry you have to endure your condition. Fatigue is part of my condition also, but nothing like yours. Most of the time I feel like im wearing 6 big heavy soaking wet over coats, everything is just an exhausting effort. I truly hope that the effects of your condition subside, and you can enjoy your success on a great work art. I think that its time for me to get to work on that book. God bless Roger Horner
Henry, TN USA

Comments by Meg Mc Donald Seltzer on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 05:04 IP Logged
The California Thoroughbred Foundation in Arcadia is displaying a pair of hooves, made into ashtrays, which they claim are Seabiscuit’s. I don't believe for a minute that the Howard Family sawed off Seabiscuit's hooves and turned them into ashtrays. Mr. Howard LOVED this horse and was heartbroken when Seabiscuit died. Your book makes no mention of this being done and the museum has no documentation to prove this allegation. Do you think these could really be Seabiscuit’s hooves?
Studio City, CA USA

Comments by Michael Golden on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 04:50 IP Logged
I am the owner of the legendary showjumper Gem Twist. Gem is widely regarded as the greatest US showjumper of all time. Trained by 6 time olympian Frank Chapot who is also regarded as one of the greatest riders and trainers the US has produced I can't help but find many similarities to the storyline of Seabiscuit. I'd love to send you a movie/video we produced several years ago as a tribute to Gem's retirement and get your thoughts. Thank you for your consideration. Michael Golden
Chester, NJ USA

Comments by Marc Bonagura on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 03:57 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand, I'm thrilled with the success of your book & the great reviews for the movie. You've done a lot for a sport I truly love! I was sorry to hear of your illness in a TV interview I saw today. I'm an herbalist, and I wanted to share some very simple imformation that might provide you with a lot of relief; there is an herb called Stinging Nettle, and I believe it could help you; if you care to e-mail me or have someone e-mail me, I would be happy to share my information. Regards, Marc
Green Brook, NJ USA

Comments by mnz on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 03:52 IP Logged
For those of us who need inspiration in today's comes this marvelous story about how the "little man or horse" comes from behind to WIN! Thanks so much for the great story and the feeling that comes from trying your hardest to succeed, while still maintaining your morals and ethics! We have a great lesson to learn in this book!
st. paul, mn USA

Comments by Susan Bossley on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 03:43 IP Logged
I just saw the movie Sea Biscuit 7/25/03. Virtually, probably the best movie I've seen. There wasn't a dry eye in the movie theatre. Being the owner of 2 horse (1 Arabian, 1 Quarter Horse), this movie moved me tremendously. Incredible story!!!
Montgomery, NY USA

Comments by Alyssa on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 03:41 IP Logged
I Have Just Started To Read The Book And I'm Enjoying This Book Alot. My Grandma Has Read THe Book And says It Feels Like You Are There in The Races And It IsSoooooo Hard For Her Not To try To Tell The Story. Until I finish The Book. i Cant Wait Until The Movie Comes Out. I Cant See The Movie Until I Finish THe Book Because it gives More Detail. Thank You Very Much For Making This Book To Read.
Redding, CA USA

Comments by M Johnson on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:57 IP Logged
Just came home from the movie and all I can say is what a story
monticello, Mn USA

Comments by Marianne Dougherty on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:55 IP Logged
I bought your book a couple of weeks ago at the suggestion of a friend and I could not put it down. Just as Red Pollard was born to ride this horse, Tom Smith was born to train him, and Charles Howard was born to own him, you were born to write about him. I think this is truly one of the best books I've ever read. With what you have suffered personally, you have overcome as many obstacles as they have. I went out and bought the new hardback collector's edition last week and saw the movie tonight. The audience cheered and clapped. I haven't heard a reaction like that at a movie for years. I was born a month after Seabiscuit died. I don't know if it's middle-aged nostalgia for a bygone era, but your book affected me like nothing I've read for as long as I can remember. I just love everything about this horse and the way you brought the whole era to life. What a great gift you have. Keep writing. I'd read anything you wrote. Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful book.
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Comments by Sandy Peterman on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:54 IP Logged
Just saw the movie today and I can't wait until tomorrow when I can buy the book!!(I usually read the book first). Having owned horses when I was younger, I was totally engrossed in the movie. I laughed; I cried (alot). It was extraordinary!!!! The scene where Red and Seabiscuit were lying in the field together brought back wonderful memories. The only thing missing was the wonderful smell of horse and leather. Thank you for a wonderful story.
Naperville, IL USA

Comments by Barbara on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:38 IP Logged
I have always loved reading history and horses. Being from Kentucky and just 60 miles from Lexington, I was very interested in reading your book. I have to say it was fabulous - I read it in just one night because I could not put it down. I had heard of Seabiscuit but did not know his history or that he had been born at Calumet until I read your book. It was the best book I have read in some time and I read a lot. Thank you for bringing his story to us and I hope help is soon found for your own condition. Thanks.
Maysville, KY USA

Comments by Rich Ambrose on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:37 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand: I have read of your suffering with CFIDS. I wanted you to know that there is a RESPECTED doctor who has been SUCCESSFULLY treating patients with this disease, and is doing medical trials on treatments. He has changed the lives of many, and in addition to being a good doctor, is also a good man. After reading about him in the Wall Street Journal my mother went to him to treat her CFS. He can be reached at: A. Martin Lerner, M.D. 32804 Pierce Rd. Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025 Office: (248) 540-9866 Regards, Rich Ambrose
Baltimore, MD USA

Comments by Lisa on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:35 IP Logged
I just saw the movie, and it was GREAT!! Not a dry eye when I left. Cant wait to read the book
melbourne, Fl USA

Comments by Sara Foshee on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:34 IP Logged
I just finished the book- and now just got back from the movie- It was so inspiring, and even more so because it was a true story... I was 4 years old when Seabiscuit died, and all during my childhood I heard about the horse from my father, who would judge all other horses by Seabiscuit , every time he would watch the Kentucky Derby, etc... Thank ytou for the experience! Sara
Lake Mary, Fl USA

Comments by Bob Axler on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:21 IP Logged
The book was very well written I cant wait to see the movie. I have some questions: What happens to a person who drinks Coca Cola with 3 drops of amonia? Where did Howard buy Seabiscuit and why-what did he see in the horse?
MA USA

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