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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm
I have never read anything quite like this, moving and unsentimental . . . it should be prescribed reading for all -- Beryl Bainbridge