The Long Blink
The True Story of Trauma, Forgivenss, and One Man’s Fight for Safer Roads
By Brian Kuebler
Award-winning journalist, Brian Kuebler, exposes the staggering cost of the American trucking industry’s rising crash rate through the intimate struggle of Ed Slattery, who is left to piece his family back together after a trucker fell asleep at the wheel, killing his wife and maiming his son. From the historic settlement with the trucking company and an emotionally explosive confrontation with its driver, to his ongoing fight on Capitol Hill for safer roads, Ed Slattery’s story is a revealing, powerful look at the rapidly growing danger we all face from the passing lane each and every day.
About the Author
Brian Kuebler is an award winning investigative journalist in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a television reporter for twenty years and has written, published, and broadcast thousands of stories in his career.
Kuebler has won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for his writing, an Emmy Award, and was recognized for ‘Outstanding Enterprise Reporting’ by the Associated Press.
Two of those honors were awarded to Brian for the reporting of the story that eventually became his debut narrative nonfiction book, THE LONG BLINK.
Reviews and Accolades
During my more than fifty-year career in television news, I have worked with an endless number of reporters. Some have been excellent storytellers. Some of their stories have made a significant difference. Brian Kuebler’s The Long Blink is the rare combination of both.
Kuebler is one of this country’s most persistent and dedicated investigative reporters whose writing eloquently animates some of the most important stories of our time. Once he met Ed Slattery, once he learned how Slattery’s family was left broken forever by a tired truck driver, Kuebler not only saw an issue on our roads, but also a gripping personal story of tragedy and loss that helps restore our faith in humanity, and the often elusive power of forgiveness.
For nine years, Brian Kuebler lived and breathed this story and has now punched through our televisions to deliver these characters and their true story in a compelling book you won’t soon forget.
The Long Blink is a must read!
~ Richard Sher – Longtime broadcast journalist | former Oprah talk show co-host