In 1999, after almost twenty years of symptoms, Montel Williams, a decorated naval officer and Emmy Award-winning talk show host, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Like others suffering from the devastating disease, he was struck with denial, fear, depression, and anger - but he is battling back. Climbing Higher is a no-holds-barred look at a man of fierce determination whose tumultuous life graced him with strong values, courage, and hard-won wisdom. Now he shares that wisdom in this powerful book on the divergent roads a life can take, and recounts how he rose to meet the challenges he has faced. Surprising, searing, and deeply personal, Climbing Higher is as honest and inspiring as its author.