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Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury

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She didn’t see the hammer. For a fraction of a second JoAnne Jones saw a young black face, framed by a black hoodie, and then she descended into a place where she felt and saw nothing.

Jones survived this sudden assault by a stranger, but it left her with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), fractured hands, and PTSD. Headstrong tells the story of how she learned to live
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Published November 19th 2019 by She Writes Press
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Marika Lindholm
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A random and ugly act of violence gives rise to a book filled with wisdom and beauty.

Although the assault and the subsequent trauma are the scaffolding of this memoir, the story is so much more. We follow the author as she contends with the consequences of TBI such as, the ongoing challenge of living with invisible injury, and the struggle to regain mental and physical skills. We also celebrate the community of doctors, friends and loved ones who rallied in enumerable ways. I love that the
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Charlene
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Because I am a writer, I always think I know what it takes to write a book. But what does it take to write a book when you have sustained traumatic brain injury? How much strength and focus does it require of someone whose instrument for creating the book is both the subject and the obstacle? This book will leave you inspired.
Joanna
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible beautiful and painful book. Can’t wait to read her next book.
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Such a fantastic book! Highly recommend!
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