😀 PW Select July 2015: New Titles, including …
Nonfiction: “Before, Afdre, and After (My Stroke… Oh What Fun)” By Maureen Twomey
“When Twomey was only 33 years old, she had a huge stroke—one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak. But she wasn’t about to go down without a fight.”
(PW, this book is humorous too) 😉
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Goodreads asked Maureen Twomey: “What are you currently working on?”
Maureen Twomey: “I’m currently reading your question, so when I finish reading above, I will get right back to you soon with what ever the answer to the question that you want is!”
(Eric Sinclair, author of Man, Dog, Stroke) http://mandogstroke.com/2015/07/17/a-message-from-california/
“‘Before, Afdre, and After’ Strange title? Read on….
Maureen Twomey was 33 in 2000 when she had a massive stroke. A young, energetic copywriter for an advertising agency with a great sense of humour, she had a promising career in front of her and was living life in San Francisco to the full … The stroke she suffered in June 2000 left her unable to read, write or speak, along with many of the other delightful consequences of a major stroke.
Do you begin to see the implication of that title now?
… Maureen’s story is a great example of the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insuperable odds. Why not read her book for yourself? You will be moved and entertained.”
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