Marge Kathrein has recently published a book chronicling the ordeal that she and her son, Jonathan, went through after Jonathan was attacked by a great white shark in 1998. Kathrein’s son, Jonathan, was bitten off Stinson Beach, CA at the age of 16. He sustained wounds that required 200 stitches to close and an 8-hour surgery to save his leg, according to the Marin Independent Journal. Kathrein’s new book, Far From Shore – A Mother’s Memoir of a Shark Attack was self-published through a division of Amazon.com.
Jonathan made a full recovery from the attack and even wrote a children’s book of his own titled, “Don’t Fear the Shark” in 2006.