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My cousin, only 49 years old male and an orthodontist had a stroke about a month ago. He too, suffered a left brain stroke and his impairment was also on the right side (arms, hands and leg), but less than the author's. I read this book and it gave me incredible insight into the rehabilitation mindset of a person who has suffered a stroke. Well written and helped to give me hope for my cousin. 

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Loved it! A+

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great read. i am inspired to buy this book

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I listened to CD set recording of Jill’s book only after my own mini-stroke a year ago & small stroke nearly a half-year ago. Like Jill, I was able to feel and observe some very similar feelings and thoughts for from about a few hours & up to about a day during my stroke. Regardless of whether you’re recovering from a stroke or supporting a stroke survivor, I think Jill’s book is a must-read for everyone. It can help us all gain a better understanding of the events & issues surrounding stroke.
My advice: Whether you’re a survivor or care-giving loved on, NEVER give up! The human brain is amazing! Today I almost can't tell that I had one. Was I extremely lucky? I definitely believe so. And Jill? Yes, VERY lucky and extremely fortunate for everything everyone—and especially her mom—did to help her over her eight-year recovery period as she continued struggling and progressing toward such amazing end-results!
If possible, I’d’ve given her book 6 stars for her strong message of hope, trial and error, and persistence against all odds. I do wish I had known about her book before my stroke. It woul’ve helped me greatly as I, my loved ones, and those around me faced, worked, and struggled together with me through all my many challenges and post-stroke issues. It also would’ve better helped ME understand what both of my parents went through with their own strokes many years before.
Many thanks, Jill, for sharing your experience and offering words of hope and encouragement to so many others—survivors and care-givers alike!
 

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An extremely interesting read for anyone with interest in Psychology, Cognition, or the how the human mind functions in general.
It is written with an easy-to-read style that would make even a
Freshman feel at home. Complicated concepts are followed with explanation and diagrams if needed.
The book is a little repetitive at times, but I'm sure this experience was for Dr. Taylor. If you've studied and enjoyed a Cognitive Psychology class, or know someone who's suffered a stroke, read this book.
 

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Very interesting and insightful read. I first heard about this book from a podcast interview with Jill Taylor. The book gives a very unique inside perspective of the disabled mind. It explains not only what is lacking in this state, but what is gained. Perception is essentially changed to a whole new kind of reality, but not lost altogether. I really liked the way she was able to pair the subjective experience with her objective analysis as an expert on the brain. I recommend this read. 

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