My Stroke of Insight
A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 206 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2009|
A brain scientist whose own stroke led to personal enlightenment brings a deep personal understanding to something she long studied: that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities. ("The New York Times"). b&w illustrations throughout.
Taylor is a successful neuroanatomist and an advocate for the mentally ill. In 1996, at age 37, a blood vessel exploded in her brain, triggering a massive stroke. This account of the event and its aftermath is not a dry presentation of medical facts but a warm retelling of how the author's family and friends helped her in her eight-year-long ordeal. Taylor manages to buttress her life experiences with solid facts without diminishing the story's personal, human aspects. She does an excellent job with the reading, speaking in a personal manner and holding listeners' attention. Moving and informative; recommended for public libraries. [Audio clip available through us.penguingroup.com; watch Taylor on Oprah's Soul Series webcast at oongua.notlong.com.--Ed.]--Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Lib., Parkersburg Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"Transformative...[Taylor's] experience...will shatter [your] own perception of the world."
"[Dr. Taylor] brings a deep personal understanding to something she long studied: that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities."
-"The New York Times"
"Fascinating...invaluable...fearless...This book is about the wonder of being human."
-Robert Koehler, "Tribune Media Services"
|Publisher: ||Plume Books|
|Dimensions: ||18.69 x 15.37 x 1.27 centimeters (0.19 kg)|