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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Apr 07, 09

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Very inspiring; Jean-Dominique Bauby is imprisoned in his own body through locked-in syndrome after having a stroke, and can only communicate with his left eyelid. That is how he wrote this book, which is incredible in itself. But he also shows remarkable humor and strength despite his completely debilitating condition. It's horrifying to think that it's possible to be completely paralyzed without even the ability to use your vocal cords--it could happen to anyone--yet Bauby shows us that it's not the end, and that life can still go on.
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Matthieu Absolutely loved this.


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