- 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 (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 431,791 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
I was hoping to find this book to provide myself with some inspiration and common experience after the stroke I had in 2014.
Instead, I found this book just full of self pity and wanting by the author to drop as many famous friends as possible.
I am not sure if the author hadn't been previously an Editor-in-Chief at Faber and Faber if the book would have been published...but that is only me perception.
The Introduction to the 10th Anniversary Edition chapter is the only one which was full of advice and inspirational information to myself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having recently suffered a stroke, I found this book very gelpfulPublished 6 months ago by Bob Chase
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 12 months ago by Rosemary Clements
Excellent service and excellent book.. I couldn't put it down after starting !Published 20 months ago by Catherine Johnston
Didnt enjoy this book , wasn't an inspiring read at all .Published 21 months ago by Mrs. Nicola J. Sutton
My husband had a stroke earlier this year. We've both read this book and each took many different but equally useful things from it. Beautifully written - can't praise it enoughPublished on 3 May 2014 by Heather B
Gives a clear picture of one man's experience of having a stroke and his subsequent recovery. Well-written, it draws you in and illustrates the frustrations, fears, highs and lows... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by Ms. AC Hodges