We All Fall Down: The True Story of the 9/11 Surfer


The story of a miracle…


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 as the September 11th attacks began. He spoke to his pregnant wife on the telephone 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 seven 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. His story became a myth, an urban legend, and an enigma that gave rise to much speculation. Here he tells his story in captivating detail of falling and “surfing’ the collapse of the North Tower.

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9/11/01 will live on as an infamous day in American history, one when far too many innocent lives were lost. Out of the rubble and debris and despair, though, we saw some stories of survival, some miracles, and the compassionate, selfless acts of would-be heroes. I have edited hundreds of books during my career as an independent book editor, many of them entertaining and unforgettable, but this book is one I will always consider my great privilege to read.

The Buzzellis are remarkable people who have a remarkable story to tell, and this book truly is a story of hope fulfilled. It is beautifully written by the Buzzellis and Mr. Bittick, filled with emotion and remembrances, and I encourage everyone who was touched by that day, either in spirit or in person, to read this story.

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