Tallahassee Democrat
Blasted by Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior is by far the best account of one warrior’s trip to hell and back… This book should be a part of every veteran’s transition back to life.
Murphy’s message is one of inspiration; he’s continued to live a full life since recovering from his injuries.
Florida State University
Florida State University features Blasted by Adversity authors Luke Murphy and Julie Strauss Bettinger.
Florida Authors & Publishers Association
Blasted by Adversity received a Gold award at the the Florida Authors & Publishers Association’s “President’s Award” in the Autobiography & Memoir category.
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Luke Murphy says he sometimes thinks nonveterans and nonfamily members 'don't give a damn' about military sacrifice on Memorial Day.
The Havana Herald
Wounded Warrior Luke Murphy speaks to Quincy, Illinois' Rotary Club.
Murphy has not let the adversity hold him back. He has completed marathons with a hand cycle, climbed mountains and skied black diamonds slopes. He even co-authored Blasted by Adversity, The Making of a Wounded Warrior about his experiences.
Military Experience & The Arts
An excerpt from Blasted by Adversity on Military Experience & The Arts.
Allan Zullo, author War Heroes: Voices from Iraq
Luke writes with such refreshing openness, it’s as if he's telling you his remarkable story over a few beers. If you need a shot of inspiration, fortify yourself with this book.
General (Ret.) Richard A. Cody, 31st Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
Luke, with humor, passion, and humility, tells of returning from combat to fight a different battle—the battle wounded soldiers fight to get back to a new normal, physically and mentally.