Paul van Dyk is one of the most famous DJs in the world. He has fans on every continent. He plays in the hottest clubs almost every weekend – nobody would have thought it possible that that’s where he could have a fatal fall. The doctors were certain that Paul van Dyk was going to stay a nursing case bound to a wheelchair. Without any memories of his former life. Without the jet set. Without music. But things turned out differently.
As a musician and producer, Paul van Dyk occupies top spots in the charts around the globe, has been nominated for a Grammy and was honored as the World’s No. 1 DJ twice. He leads the kind of life most people only know from lifestyle magazines. To him, it’s normal. He is full of optimism and a zest for life. Until February 27, 2016. One wrong step, a six-meter fall. Diagnosis: a spine broken in two places, contusions and a traumatic brain injury. And the beginning of a different life, one that forces him to learn everything anew.
In his book, Paul van Dyk works through the moments of falling, the time after waking up from the coma, and the possibility of having lost his identity due to his brain injury. And he shows how important optimism, motivation and love in particular are for finding one’s way from an almost hopeless situation and back to life.