Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember

The Stroke That Changed My Life
Product Number: EB00668417
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062422170
Publisher: Ecco
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A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three. Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world-quite literally-upside down. By New Year's Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke. For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir. In a precise and captivating narrative, Lee navigates fearlessly between chronologies, weaving her childhood humiliations and joys together with the story of the early days of her marriage; and then later, in painstaking, painful, and unflinching detail, the account of her stroke and every upset-temporary or permanent-that it caused. Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self-and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she's always wanted to be.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2017

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Narrator(s): Emily Woo Zeller
Product Number DD30517
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470856175
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Narrator(s): Emily Woo Zeller
Product Number Z100119906
Released: Feb 14, 2017
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ISBN: #9780062669957

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