The Man Who Lost Himself
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The Man Who Lost Himself

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On July 4, 1988, CFL Hall of Famer Terry Evanshen was a happily married father of three with a successful second career in sales. The day was sunny and hot, and Evanshen was driving his new Jeep Cherokee, heading home to join his family for a barbecue, when a van running a stoplight smashed into his vehicle.

For two weeks, Evanshen was in a coma, close to death. His brain h...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 17th 2001 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 2000)
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Terry Evanshen was a standout football player in the Canadian Football League in the 1960's and 70's. Small of stature but fleet of foot, he rose from the rough streets of Montreal's Pointe-Ste-Charles district to become one of the all-time great pass receivers in the CFL. In retirement, Terry was a successful businessman who settled on a small farm near Oshawa, ON with his wife and daughters. Life was good, until a car sped through a red light and t-boned Terry's car. Terry suffered traumatic i...more
A story of a man who had it all, a wife, kids a great job but lost it all after a car crash. This book shows people how no matter how big a tragedy can be there is always good that can come after. He lost his memory of who he was, where he came from everything. But his family never gave up on him. His kids still loved him and so did his wife. Even thou life was hard they kept on trying.

This book give you hope and you see how he struggles to find him self and how his family struggles to help him...more
Oct 22, 2010 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alexis K.
This is the true-life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian football player who was in a terrible car crash and lost all of his memories (he was 44 at the time) and most of his personality.

This is a very good read, journalistic in its information (especially about brain injuries and brain processes) but also emotional as it tells the story of this family and their struggles. Really an excellent book.
Camryn Clark
This book is amazing its about an amazing football player who was one of the best receivers known in Canada at the time, he got into an awful car accident and lost his memory. he didn't know who his wife or kids were. this book is so motivational and makes you realize that anything can happen even the most unexpected. the book is amazing and i think everyone should read it its just very inspirational.
Terry is in a car crash and ends up in the hospital in a coma. Against the odds, he survives and wakes up to discover he has no memory of anything in his past. He also must learn basic skills again. The story then covers the next decade or so, showing his progress.
What can I say? I love June Callwood. Of all the famous Canadians, I would have loved the privilege of meeting her. She takes on deep subjects, and this story is no exception. Her books stay with me long after I hav finshed them, and this will too.
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