A Stitch of Time: The Year a Brain Injury Changed My by Lauren Marks PDF

By Lauren Marks

ISBN-10: 1451697511

ISBN-13: 9781451697513

ISBN-10: 1451697600

ISBN-13: 9781451697605

ISBN-10: 151596888X

ISBN-13: 9781515968887

“Readers should be pressured through this illuminating debut memoir…a eye-catching” (Kirkus Reviews) account of 1 woman’s trip to regain her language and identification after a mind aneurysm steals her skill to communicate.

Lauren Marks was once twenty-seven, traveling a convey in Scotland along with her buddies, whilst an aneurysm ruptured in her mind and left her struggling with for her existence. She awakened in a health center with critical deficiencies to her interpreting, talking, and writing talents, and an unusual prognosis: aphasia. this could be surprising information for somebody, yet Lauren was once a voracious reader, an actress, director, and on the time of the development, pursuing her PhD. At the other interval of her lifestyles, this analysis could were a devastating blow. yet she woke up…different. the best way she perceived her surroundings and herself had profoundly replaced, her complete id appeared crafted round a language she may not entry. She back to her formative years domestic to get well, grappling with a muted internal monologue and fractured feel of self.

Soon after, Lauren begun a magazine, to chronicle her 12 months following the rupture. A sew of Time is the extraordinary consequence, an Oliver Sacks–like case learn of a mind slowly piecing itself again jointly, that includes medical study approximately aphasia and linguistics, interwoven with Lauren’s narrative and real magazine entries that marked her growth. Alternating among fascination and frustration, she relearns and re-experiences a number of the issues we take for granted—reading a booklet, figuring out idioms, even sharing a “first kiss”—and starts to reconcile “The lady i was” with “The woman i'm Now.” For lovers of Brain on Fire and My Stroke of Insight, the deeply own and strong A sew of Time is an “engrossing” (Publishers Weekly) trip of self-discovery, resilience, and hope.

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