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I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
I Had Brain Surgery What's Your Excuse
Author: Suzy Becker
Now in paperback, the ingenious illustrated memoir that is widely praised: — “Hilarious, hell-raising, and frequently heart-wrenching.” —Booklist — “[A] unique tragicomedy of a memoir . . . The author is so likable, even in her darkest hour, that as you applaud her recovery you also realize you’ll miss lo...  more » —Entertainment Weekly (“A” rating)

“Compelling reading . . . Becker has turned one person’s experience into a universal story of family, healing, and the return to creativity.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“A wonderful book, funny and touching, harrowing and sweet.” —Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird

For years Suzy Becker, author of the New York Times bestseller All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (1.7 million copies in print), literally lived by her wits. Then brain surgery left her temporarily unable to speak, read, or write. I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse? is a story that grapples with the question “What makes me me?” By turns philosophical and whimsical, rivetingly dramatic and unexpectedly light, it is illustrated with drawings, charts, pseudoserious graphs, real EEGs. The result is a book filled with insights into creativity, identity, love, relationships, family, and that intangible something that gives each of us our spark.
ISBN-13: 9780761139799
ISBN-10: 0761139796
Publication Date: 8/15/2005
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Well written and told with a sense of humor, the author describes her experience with brain surgery and the residual mild brain injury which altered her life in many ways. Using simple cartoons, graphs, and graphics, she keeps the story light-hearted even as she describes a very frightening period in her life which led to comprehensive reevaluation.

An excellent book which helps one understand the impacts brain injury has on well as giving an insight into the experience from the person who is experiencing it.

I strongly recommend this book.