YOUR NEXT READ Episode #9: A Fraction Stronger by Mark Berridge

In a split second, Mark Berridge’s life came crashing down when his bicycle understeered through a corner, the impact wrenching him over the handlebars and catapulting him headfirst into a stormwater drain.

A large piece of dislodged vertebrae compressed his spinal cord, causing devastating nerve damage. The accident fractured Mark’s body and his identity.

In his incredibly inspiring debut book, A Fraction Stronger, Mark shares stories from inspiring individuals, practical lessons, and insights that readers can apply to their own challenges, to help guide them through life’s impossible moments.

Make this Your Next Read if you're looking for an extra dose of inspiration and discover how Mark and others found the power within to become a fraction stronger every day.

You can listen to Your Next Read on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. 



Mark Berridge’s international corporate career came to an abrupt halt in March 2019 when he fractured two vertebrae and five bones in a bicycling accident. A  severe spinal cord injury triggered a personal battle to overcome the ongoing muscular and sensory impacts of his accident.

His determination to achieve an exceptional recovery was driven by the intense fear of those first hours, weeks and days; by his sudden and deep sense of a fractured identity  – an identity he desperately wanted back.

Mark now writes and speaks about facing adversity, and the actions and attitudes that supported his recovery. His joy for life, curiosity, personal empathy and hunger for improvement provide the foundation of his work. He is passionate about motivating people to pursue better outcomes and find their worth in life.

Mark is a father of three exceptional children and the loving husband of Lucy. A Fraction Stronger is his first book. 

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