Friday, September 19, 2008

Review: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

Today in January Magazine’s non-fiction section, contributing editor Mary Ward Menke reviews My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Says Menke:
Imagine being a 37-year-old woman, an accomplished professional, well-respected among your peers. You’re healthy, your future is bright, and then suddenly, your whole world collapses. The very thing you’ve devoted your life to studying -- the brain -- has betrayed you. A blood vessel has burst inside your head and you’ve suffered a massive stroke.

That’s what happened to Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist -- brain scientist -- on the morning of December 10, 1996. In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor describes the event and her subsequent lengthy recovery from a clinical and very personal point of view.

The full review is here.

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