If you like a come-from-behind story, onethat pits human will against all odds, then IronHeart, the memoir of triathlete Brian Boyle, is the perfect holiday read.
Boyle's car wreck that left him for dead andthen comatose for months when he was 18 stands as a turning point in his life. Hehad been an accomplished swimmer and bodybuilder until the accident left hisbody and will shattered. The once healthy athlete dropped over 100 pounds. Trueto the book's name, Boyle rebuilds his life and body and eventually competes inthe Ironman. Men's Health magazinelater named Brian Boyle as one of its 20 heroes.