A 9/11 Miracle: The True Story Of Pasquale Buzzelli, The "9/11 Surfer" Inspires New Book And Discovery Channel Special

Top Quote WTC North Tower survivor Pasquale Buzzelli, the "9/11 surfer," tells his story on Discovery Channel and in newly released book. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 05, 2012 - WE ALL FALL DOWN: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 9/11 SURFER, to be published by Amazon.com and Paul Mould Publishing, will be released in early September 2012. Authored by 9/11 survivor Pasquale Buzzelli and his wife Louise, co-written by Joseph Bittick (of St. Louis, Missouri and Tremont City, Ohio), and edited by Autumn Conley (also of Ohio), the memoir/biographical work tells the story of the "9/11 Surfer," survivor of the collapse of the WTC North Tower, and his wife Louise Buzzelli, detailing the struggles of the couple on that fateful day, as well as in the aftermath of the disaster.

    Pasquale Buzzelli, a structural engineer with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was in his office on the 64th floor of the North Tower when the 9/11 attacks began. He spoke to his pregnant wife several times on the phone before he began his evacuation after the South Tower fell. Sensing something ominous, Pasquale crouched down and huddled into a corner of the stairwell as the 110-story tower came crashing down around him. He survived the tower collapse and woke up in the open air hours later on "the pile," a stack of debris some 7 stories high. The firemen who rescued Pasquale shared his remarkable story of survival with the media, as did others who cared for him that day; however, dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt and trying to move past it, Pasquale Buzzelli did not come forward at that time, and his captivating story, the tale of the "9/11 surfer." became a myth, an urban legend, and an enigma that gave rise to much speculation.

    Now, 11 years later, Pasquale Buzzelli recalls the events of 9/11/2001 in a Discovery Channel documentary, THE 9/11 SURFER, to air nationally on 9/11/12, at 10 p.m. (check local listings). The Discovery Channel special features interviews with Pasquale and Louise Buzzelli; firefighters Mike Lyons, Jim Kiesling, and Mike Morobito, who rescued Pasquale; and forensic scientists and physicists who discuss the science and other elements that led to Pasquale Buzzelli's ability to survive the collapse of the North Tower. The special also shows video from one of the many reunions between Pasquale Buzzelli and the firefighters who saved his life that day.

    WE ALL FALL DOWN: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 9/11 SURFER, by Pasquale and Louise Buzzelli, co-written and edited respectively by Ohio literary duo Joseph Bittick and Autumn Conley, will be available on Amazon.com in e-book format on or around 9/8/12. A paperback edition will be available through Paul Mould Publishing. For more information, please contact Co-Author Joseph Bittick at joey.bittick ( @ ) gmail dot com or Editor Autumn Conley at autiej ( @ ) gmail dot com.

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