- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Reprints edition (2 May 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 033045711X
- ISBN-13: 978-0330457118
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke Paperback – 2 May 2008
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‘Few of us can write in perfect health with the wit, skill, honesty and compassion that McCrum manages following a stroke’ Professor Anthony Clare
‘I have never read anything quite like this, a moving and unsentimental account of an encounter with the Grim Reaper. I think it should be prescribed reading for all’ Beryl Bainbridge
‘With its lucid heartfelt prose, My Year Off gives voice to the millions of people who suffer strokes . . . More importantly, the book is a testament to the parallel trials and courage of the family members of stroke victims’ New York Times Book Review
‘Elevates the health-book genre to art. Here’s proof a book can delight as it heals’ Wall Street Journal
An essential, compassionate book for all stroke victims and their families, with a new introduction from the author
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P.S Apologies for any spelling mistakes, I have had to read this about 5 times to check it, but this is sometimes all part of having a stroke.
An important read and guide for stroke sufferers and for those who love and care for them.
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Having experienced a cerebral aneurysm it is good to know I was not alone with my symptoms of anger and depression. All OK in the end.Published 3 months ago by Rosemary Clements
Fascinating, well written account of stroke survival, although in my experience stroke care in hospital is far better now than it was for McCrum, with its advantage in recent, more... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patrick L Dey
Excellent service and excellent book.. I couldn't put it down after starting !Published 11 months ago by Catherine Johnston
Didnt enjoy this book , wasn't an inspiring read at all .Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Nicola J. Sutton
Exceptional from a patient perspective , i am an rgn so i can see what the patient perspective looks and feel rightPublished on 5 Oct. 2013 by MaBeeney
I haven't finished this book yet, but will get round to it asap.. the first few days of peace I managed to read about half of it. Read morePublished on 16 July 2013 by busy person