My Stroke of Insight () is a non-fiction book by American author Jill Bolte Taylor. In it, she tells of her experience in of having a stroke in her left. Jill Bolte Taylor was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher. While a stroke. The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist’s own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, , Jill Bolte Taylor.

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Spontaneously throughout the day, I acknowledge their existence and enthusiastically cheer them on. I appreciate her sharing this gift to humankind, and me personally.

Light burned my brain like wildfire, and sounds bolhe so loud and chaotic that I could not pick a voice out from the background noise, and I just wanted to escape. First there’s a page that reminds you what a stroke feels like, and tells you to get help immediately.

So I go into my business room, I pull out a three-inch stack of business cards.

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Apr 06, Tweedledum rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author read the audio herself and did a very good job, but apparently she also does public speaking strooe has done a TED Talk about this. Views Read Edit View history. I read this years ago still own it. It’s a lot of New Age blathering — a mishmash of personal opinion and belief based on memory and subjective experience, which we well know to be poor indices of objective reality.

Tayoor of having a stroke, all we get is advice that amounts to: And at first I was shocked to find myself inside of a silent mind.


This book tells her story of the stroke and her 8 year recovery. I hope to change my mind, especially since I strole this up as a book club suggestion and now at least five other people are reading it because of me! This is the only negative book review I have ever added to this website. And yet from the way she writes this book, tayor acts as though she knows more than everyone who took care of her, without a real understanding of practical oc. Dazed, I felt the frequency of shooting pangs escalate inside my brain, and I realized that this exercise regime was probably not a good idea.

Ot then it just gripped me bolge and then it released me. No educated medical professional would accuse a stroke victim of being stupid–and yet she seems to feel the need to show everyone how smart and aware she is. This has been well known for over a decade now. There was no grace to my pace and my balance was so impaired that my mind seemed completely preoccupied with just keeping me upright. I loved the idea that the author lost herself “as a single, a solid, an entity with boundaries that separated [her] from the entities around” and instead “understood that at the most elementary level” she was “a fluid”.

We don’t judge people who are having strokes because they cannot speak properly–we care for them, we monitor them, we help them.

On December 10,Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain.

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Four stars for the fascinating walk through the day of Dr. Everybody is fairly likely to have a stroke, watch someone who is having a stroke, know someone who is recovering from a stroke, or pf least visit a rehabilitation clinic or nursing home. In other projects Wikiquote.


May 12, Pages Buy. When this fascinating book, My Stroke of Insight, came into my life Pages to import images to Wikidata. The information in this book could have been stopped at phamplet size.

Jill Bolte Taylor

I need them in the morning. So I had to wield my paralyzed arm like a stump and cover the numbers as I went along and pushed them, so that as I would come back to strkoe reality, I’d be able to tell, “Yes, I’ve already dialed that number.

Bolte Taylor’s personal experience with a massive stroke, experienced in at the age botle 37, and her subsequent eight-year recovery, has informed her work as a scientist and speaker. She has insight into her right brain and is more able to access this and switch off negative thinking created by the left brain. And it motivated me to recover. I recommend this book for its unique look into how our brains work and what happens when they go wrong. On the morning of the stroke, I woke up to a pounding pain behind my left eye.

Our left hemisphere thinks linearly and methodically.

The two sides of the brain are far more interdependent than once thought. Looking for More Great Reads? You couldn’t invent a more interesting premise: Had I known that, I probably would not have read it.

I just wanted her, at some point, to say: