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The day my brain exploded: A True Story

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"After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to relearn everything: how to eat, how to walk and to speak, even things as basic as his sexual orientation. With humor and insight, he describes the events of that day (his brain exploded just before his brother's wedding!), as well as the long, difficult recovery period. In the process, he introduces readers to his family--his principal support group, as well as a constant source of frustration and amazement. Irreverent, coruscating, angry, at times shocking, but always revelatory, his memoir takes the reader into unfamiliar territory, much like the experience Alice had when she fell down the rabbit hole. That he lived to tell the story is miraculous; that he tells it with such aplomb is simply remarkable. More than a decade later he has finally reestablished a productive artistic life for himself, still dealing with the effects of his injury--life-long half-blindness and epilepsy--but forging ahead as a survivor dedicated to helping others who have suffered a similar catastrophe."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facetBiography
Brain -- Diseases
Brain -- Hemorrhage -- Patients -- Biography
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Electronic books
Nervous system -- Diseases
Rajamani, Ashok -- Health
title_displayThe day my brain exploded
title_fullThe Day My Brain Exploded : A True Story / Ashok Rajamani
The Day My Brain Exploded A True Story
The day my brain exploded / by Ashok Rajamani
The day my brain exploded : a true story [electronic resource] / Ashok Rajamani
The day my brain exploded [electronic resource] Rajamani, Ashok.
title_shortThe day my brain exploded
title_subA True Story
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Brain
Diseases
Electronic books
Health
Hemorrhage
Nervous system
Nonfiction
Patients
Rajamani, Ashok
Rehabilitation
Wounds and injuries