Before, Afdre, and After …

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke . . . oh what fun)

2017 PW Before,

“When Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke-one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn’t about to go down without a fight …

In Before, Afdre and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring glimpse at what it is to lose everything when you’re supposed to be in the prime of your life-and what it takes to get it back, piece by tiny piece.”

 

“What’s so funny and inspiring about a stroke? Now I know..”

(Read more here):

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“i’m a reflection of the community.” tupac shakur

I didn't have my glasses on....

amidst the more than a million people without power days

our local library

has been opening at 6am

and closing late

acting without anyone asking

as an ad hoc community center

in order to offer

a safe and welcoming haven to all

full of

electricity and books and computers and games and story times

a friend to all ages

stay as long as you like

take as much as you need

on a morning visit

during my current nomadic existence

i sat with 2 high schoolers

an old couple

college roommates

a gaggle of 3 year olds

and a family

all here for the same reasons

a bit of respite

a cup of coffee

a bite to eat

a wealth of good company

a comfortable chair

and

an awful lot of warmth.

—–

β€œa library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.

it is…

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“thoughtful, insiteful and funny!”

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun)

“Very good read, whether you have had a stroke or someone you know did.

She is very thoughtful, insiteful and funny!”

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https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/praise-for-before-afdre-and-after/

https://www.amazon.com/Maureen-Twomey/e/B00V5CSELE/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

This year Sue got a …

That Christmas Sue got a freezer to put Sally (the Snow Girl) in when it was hot outside.

Sally 9

 

This year she got a great book, Before, Afdre, and After !
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Praise for Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun)
https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/praise-for-before-afdre-and-after/

 

“Wow. I can appreciate the fact that this book was not as easy as turning spell checker on. The amazing story, the endless support of friends and family and the continuous conquest of innumerable obstacles (permanent? Ha!) all made for an interesting, thought provoking, and impactful read. Veeeeery interesting! I would even recommend this to my kids …”

 

Where to get my book:

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/befor-afdre-and-after/

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P.S.: My old book (including Sue) is here,

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/old-book/