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My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
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Feb 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir, science, health, non-fiction, biography, psychology, own, own1
Recommended to Hayden by: Me {:
Recommended for: Everyone who has an interest in brains, strokes and nirvana

//This is my first review ever\\

As I was looking through the sales at Coles, I was immediately pulled towards this book. The cover is interesting with all those colors making the brain. So I read the back and with the title I guessed what it would talk about. Nobody that I personally know when through a stroke recently, but the phrases on the cover spoke to me... So I took the book, it was just 2CAD$ after all!

I found that it was better than I had originally thought. The descriptions were interesting, the process of her stroke going down on her were well written. It was almost like it was a bullet-point book, except it's not. The descriptions flow naturally. It's a very good read if your have an interest in the mechanism of the brain or of strokes...

I liked all the aide on the differences of the left and right brain. It's such a complex idea that I always welcome some more information on it. They're linked in such a way, you think you blend into both, but you have different perceptions of life with one from the other.

A the end, I believe it was a very good read. (:

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Reading Progress

February 10, 2012 – Started Reading
February 10, 2012 – Shelved
February 10, 2012 –
page 67
35.64% (Paperback Edition)
February 15, 2012 –
page 126
68.48%
February 23, 2012 – Shelved as: memoir
February 23, 2012 – Shelved as: science
February 23, 2012 – Shelved as: health
February 23, 2012 – Shelved as: non-fiction
February 23, 2012 – Finished Reading
November 22, 2013 – Shelved as: biography
November 22, 2013 – Shelved as: psychology
November 25, 2013 – Shelved as: own
May 9, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
May 9, 2014 – Shelved as: own1

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