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  by Jean-Dominique Bauby

category Biographies & Memoirs
ISBN: 1857027949
Books Registered: 65
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
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Amazon Editorial Review

Amazon.com Review We've all got our idiosyncrasies when it comes to writing--a special chair we have to sit in, a certain kind of yellow paper we absolutely must use. To create this tremendously affecting memoir, Jean-Dominique Bauby used the only tool available to him--his left eye--with which he blinked out its short chapters, letter by letter. Two years ago, Bauby, then the 43-year-old editor-in-chief of Elle France, suffered a rare stroke to the brain stem; only his left eye and brain escaped damage. Rather than accept his "locked in" situation as a kind of death, Bauby ignited a fire of the imagination under himself and lived his last days--he died two days after the French publication of this slim volume--spiritually unfettered. In these pages Bauby journeys to exotic places he has and has not been, serving himself delectable gourmet meals along the way (surprise: everything's ripe and nothing burns). In the simplest of terms he describes how it feels to see reflected in a window "the head of a man who seemed to have emerged from a vat of formaldehyde." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Registered by MrsDanvers of Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, October 28, 2005

Current status: to be read Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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