Laura Hillenbrand's Life And Accomplishments

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“ Fatigue is what we experience, but it is what a match is to an atomic bomb.” (Hillenbrand). Laura Hillenbrand an author of two books, had many obstacles as a writer. Even when going through troublesome times she still put off a positive attitude. She is well known for the realism shown in her nonfiction books.

Born on May 15, 1967, in Washington, D.C., Hillenbrand looked to many activities to fill the extra time in her day. During school she would write short stories to occupy her in school. After school she would have swim practice.

While Hillenbrand was at swim practices her swim coach would tell the team stories. This inspired her to write her short stories. Also in her free time she would ride horses. Hillenbrand loves horses. Horses inspired her to write one of her books today titled Seabiscuit. …show more content…

While she and her siblings were at school, her parents Bernard and Elizabeth were at work. Bernard was a lobbyist and Elizabeth was a reporter, after having kids she quit that job and decided to study physchology.

As Hillenbrand got into her older years of age she attended Ohio Kenyon college. While attending this college she met her husband Borden Flanigan. Although she met her husband in college, she did not get to attend college very long.

At the age of 18 Hillenbrand was diagnosed with a disease called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a medical condition that prevents a person from doing daily activities. After learning about her illness she moved to Chicago. Having CFS makes it hard for her to focus on writing, she can not attend many book events because of her CFS.

While having this illness she wrote an article called “ A Sudden Illness”. In 2004 this article received the National Magazine Award. After writing the article over her illness she wrote a book called Seabiscuit. She used her memories of riding horses to write

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