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Everyone should read this book
on 21 September 2015
The Chronicles of the author Jean-Dominique Bauby. The editor of Elle, a hrdonistic, 'live-life to the full' kinda guy is struck down with a massive stroke, due to the modern medical techniques he survives but with 'Locked in' Syndrome. Communicating by blinking his left eye he dictates this book. This is the fascinating story of his experiences.
I found it moving to hear how he could find the positives in current life while not glossing too much over the tragedy of his condition. It's a testament to his bravery and ironic sense of humour and the help he received from those around him. This is not a dreary, sad book although there are tragic moments - it's fascinating to see the view from his perspective and I hope will help me appreciate my life more and have more sympathy and patience with those who suffer.
It's quite a small book (novella) with short chapters, great read for travelling or just before bead