THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY: A MEMOIR OF LIFE IN DEATH

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY: A MEMOIR OF LIFE IN DEATH

By: Bauby, Jean-Dominique

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival.

Title: THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY: A MEMOIR OF LIFE IN DEATH

Author Name: Bauby, Jean-Dominique

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 0375401156

ISBN Number 13: 9780375401152

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047757