CCM Book Club: Our Fall Book Selection

Tonight the CCM book club will be gathering over drinks and sushi to discuss our summer selection, “Wallbanger“.  (If you want to keep up with the goings-on and meet-ups of the CCM Book Club, join the Facebook group!)  It should be entertaining if nothing else.

But, if you want to skip me talking about how I nearly sprained my eyes from rolling them SO HARD while reading our last book selection I understand.  But you most definitely should pick up our fall book club selection, “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. Here’s what Amazon has to say about the book:

On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.

For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by “stepping to the right” of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by “brain chatter.” Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah’s online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.

Use this link to purchase your copy through Amazon and help CCM keep the lights on. {disclosure}

I watched Dr. Taylor’s TED talk and was so moved by her story.  I am REALLY excited to read her memoir and then discuss it with you smarties the first week of November (probably, maybe… I don’t know.)  Have any of you read her book?  Tell us if you liked it in the comments!  Or, you know, if you haven’t read it just tell me how freaking excited you are about reading it!  

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