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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Oct 02, 2008

it was amazing

This is truly an amazing little book ... a tribute to the transcendent, enduring quality of the human spirit !! Jean-D-Bauby, former editor in chief of French Elle magazine suffered a massive stroke that left him paralylzed and encased in the prison of his own body ... His only means of communication was blinking his one eye. He dictated this small memoir to a young woman who took it down letter by painstaking letter as he blinked it out. He tells his story in a beautifully creative and poetic style. I will never look at terribly disfigured and handicapped people the same.
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Karen L. That's Amazing. I'll see if my library has that book.

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