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My Stroke of Insight (book review)

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey.

I remember sitting in the public library parking lot listening to an interview with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. My youngest daughter and I were ready to head in for the children’s program and I resolved to look for the book afterwards. Four years later I remembered to find it and I read (listened to) it.

Like most of the other books I’ve read about stories and journeys, Taylor’s is no different. She’s a brain scientist struck by a stroke, the dichotomy almost too real to believe. Thankfully it is, because the depths she enters and the story she tells mind boggling.

Taylor describes the morning of her stroke like a toker’s high, feeling at one with the world and more liquid than solid.

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