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My Stroke of Insight
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A US bestseller and Oprah's new webinar author, this is a brain scientist's personal experience of a stroke, her journey to recovery and rare insight into human consciousness and its possibilities for all of us

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Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. is a neuroanatomist affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is the national spokesperson for the mentally ill at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the consulting neuroanatomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Jill Bolte Taylor will be part of Oprah's Soul Series starting on 12th May 2008. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Taylor is a successful neuroanatomist and an advocate for the mentally ill. In 1996, at age 37, a blood vessel exploded in her brain, triggering a massive stroke. This account of the event and its aftermath is not a dry presentation of medical facts but a warm retelling of how the author's family and friends helped her in her eight-year-long ordeal. Taylor manages to buttress her life experiences with solid facts without diminishing the story's personal, human aspects. She does an excellent job with the reading, speaking in a personal manner and holding listeners' attention. Moving and informative; recommended for public libraries. [Audio clip available through us.penguingroup.com; watch Taylor on Oprah's Soul Series webcast at oongua.notlong.com.--Ed.]--Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Lib., Parkersburg Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

'This book is important for everyone ... I love this book' -- Oprah Winfrey

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