My Year Off

Rediscovering Life After a Stroke

Author: Robert McCrum

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447289277

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 6514


With an introduction by Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm My brain, which had just let me down so badly, was perhaps never so active. The paramedics' question was a fundamental one. Who are you? Yes indeed. Who am I? Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered a massive stroke which left one side of his body totally paralysed, his speech drastically impaired, and his sense of himself radically altered. What followed was a prolonged period of recovery, full of heart ache and frustration, as he gradually regained sensation, movement and self-esteem and as his family pulled together in the extraordinary effort necessary to make him well again. My Year Off is a moving story of determination, courage and love that sings with wit and honesty. An invaluable insight into the reality of life after stroke, the moments of hope, the anger and despair, this is a touching classic that gives voice to millions.

Changing Bodies

Habit, Crisis and Creativity

Author: Chris Shilling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857026585

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4177


Where are we at with studies of Body & Society? What are the key accomplishments in the field? This book provides the clearest and most comprehensive account of work in this area to date. Based on a novel theory of action it surveys the terrain by arguing that human identity, social relationships and moral figurations develop as a result of people living in and seeking to reach beyond the limits of their bodily being. From this starting point the author undertakes a series of studies on sport, transgenderism, migration, illness, survival and belief which illuminate the relationship between bodily change and action. The book provides an unrivalled survey of theory and empirical research and explores the hitherto neglected tradition of American 'body studies'. Wide in scope, systematic and incisive the book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in body and society.

The Language and Literature Reader

Author: Peter Stockwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415410038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 6008


The Language and Literature Reader is the first collection in over a decade to address the study of the linguistic foundations and components of literature.