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Ere was no particular orderor the topics in this book nor was there any certain connection among them What made it precious April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers for me is how detailed Jean Dominiue depicted of what he saw what he hearddespite his serious hearing disorder and most important of all what heelt He was suddenly orced to embrace his new life after the misfortune but it s rather impressive that he didn t think so sometimes Although I could eel the helplessness in his voice and the eagerness of Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome freedom when he was comfined to an unfamiliar wheelchair just like a diving bell waiting to be opened up there were times he really enjoyed himself in spite of his disability In a nutshell he chose to be a carefree butterfly making his spirit live onorever without burden and pain What s this bookhis words made me realize how blissful I am because I can live out loud do whatever I want go wherever I desire talk and hang out with riendsfamily whenever we re availableetc Therefore he kind of reminded us to know and cherish such blessing since we never know how precious it is until we lose it Lastly The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is definitely a must read in life and I highly recommend it to everyone The original version is in French Le Scaphandre et le Papillon and I ound the translation one captured his meanings pretty well By the way I can t put an end to this review without uoting something worth valuing so here it is Capturing the moment these small slices of life these small gusts of happiness move me deeply than all the rest Does it take the harsh light of disaster to show a person s true nature The situation is unimaginable waking The Habitat Guide to Birding from a coma toind yourself trapped in your own body able to think clearly and understand what is going on around you but unable to partake in any of what transpires It s called locked in syndrome and Jean Dominiue Bauby Space Kid finds himself a victim of it when he awakesrom a coma Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town following a serious stroke that damaged his brain stem and left him almost totally paralyzed he has only limitedacial movements slight control over his neck and use of only one eye It is with this single good eye that Bauby
Is Able To Communicate able to communicate the world using an excruciatingly slow code of blinking that reuires time energy and a great deal of attention and patience And it is also thanks to this one eye that we have this irst hand account dictated by Bauby rom his hospital bed recounting the details of his life in the wake of tragedyFar Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water from being restricted by his condition Bauby unleashes theull orce
*of his literary *his literary which were uite estimable considering that he was the editor of French Elle leaving us with a wry touching and deeply affecting memoir that shines with descriptive lourishes and deep insights His perspective in the wake of tragedy is awe inspiring and leaves the reader with a deep respect Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse for hisortitude truly this is a man I would have loved to have had an opportunity to have a conversation with just to try and absorb a small degree of his wisdom and experience The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has moments of regret Troubled Waters frustration sadness and aching loneliness but curiously absent are anger and self righteousness Bauby never curses his misfortune butocuses on getting by with the hand he was dealt To read his memoir is to get to know a truly extraordinary man whose spirit refused to be crushed and whose mind and imagination allowed him to survive in the most constrained of circumstances To say that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is about the triumph of the human spirit is a sorry understatement and does little to pay tribute
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Free read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree ï Jean-Dominique BaubyThe Diving Bell and the ButterflyLocked in syndrome totally paralyzed unable to speak but completely conscious I ind it hard to imagine a condition that s worse than this one People who suffer a stroke are at a risk to suffer rom this condition luckily mostly not this bad Is there still dignity in a life like this The writer of this memoir suffered rom this condition and was only able to move one eye His left eye Needless to say this was a powerful read Its popularity is partly due to the act that this book was made into a successful movie However there s a similar memoir that is not
as well known as this one and which I thought was muchwell known as this one and which I thought was much and powerful Only The Eyes Say Yes A Love Story If you liked The Diving Bell and the Butterfly I highly recommend Only the eyes say yes spoiler alertIn 1995 Jean Dominiue Bauby the editor in chief of French Elle magazine suffered a massive stroke to his brain stem which left him totally paralyzed and in a condition called locked in syndrome He could only move his left eyelid For my part I would have preferred to have died instantly than to have suffered what Mr Bauby suffered But we don t always get to choose and to his credit he seems to have made the best of his situation He did write this book after all but only by dictating it one letter at a time by blinking his left eyelid You can ind inspiration in this book you can A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency find beauty it just doesn t mask the tragedy and the suffering Prognosis Man may be inspiredind beauty even at his own death bedBut there is a uestion even Bauby asks himself Does all of this a novel makeNo Not even a decent anecdoteIt is however testament of the prognosis which uestions the central Meaning of Life uestion Bauby inds personal beauty even if he cannot do anything with it but blink it in code to his nurse since he is absolutely paralyzed But this is no Anne Frank however This is no beauty pertaining to a person trapped I eel some but not complete pity Ravishing Ruby for Mr Bauby The tale this man tells is one of robbed mobility but not of robbed dignity or money It bothered me a little that the editor of French Elle magazine rich and powerful as he was still alludes to and rubs in ouraces his superiority his nouveau riche lifestyle cars trips experiences Even though it did not answer the central What is Life About uestion it did made me ponder something perhaps even interesting Can a healthy individual truly envy a vegetable RIP After suffering a catastrophic cerebro vascular stroke Jean Dominiue Bauby wakes up with a rare condition known as locked in syndrome Reduced to only being able to move his left eyelid to communicate he takes us through his days ollowing the event and his struggle to regain his identity I ve wanted to read this or a long time but have never Days of Infamy: Military Blunders Of The 20th Century felt in the rightrame of mind to read it I work within neurosciences and a lot of our patients have either had strokes or have some other Old Yeller form of neurological condition and I wanted to read this in order to understand a bit about the experiences these individuals go through and the often harrowing range of emotions this can encompass It s a short read as Jean Dominiue transcends simply relating his time in hospital and his attempts at recovery This is about trying to rediscover identity in an individual who has lost all of himself Without the ability to communicate he breaks down recounting that he can t ruffle his son s hair on a whim any and he livesor the scent of Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer friedood to help him remember Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography fond memories At times he describes his dreams with an almost stream of conscious approach that Iound both deeply moving at times but also jarring against the harsh reality of his current life It s so sad I just can t uite put into words how awful it must be to live an almost half life like this where sounds and memories are warped to the point where it s difficult to remember what s real and what isn t any I rated this three stars which means I enjoyed it but I think the rating reflects my overall experience and On Being Human: Reflections on Life and Living feelings when Iinished it I don t want to reread it I appreciate and highly value what I have read but my mood was so Frommers Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World flat by the end The bleakness is just made worse by the realness This book involves 28 short stories or you can say pieces of memoryrom the ormer editor of French Elle magazine Jean Dominiue Bauby who was permanently paralyzed after a severe stroke His only way of communication was by blinking his left eye and that was how he patiently spelled this book out As he put it and I irmly believed in him that his main task was to compose the irst of these bedridden travel notes so that I shall be ready when my publisher s emissary arrives to take my dictation letter by letter In my head I churn over every sentence ten times delete a word add an adjective and learn my text by heart paragraph by paragraph Th. Em 8 de dezembro de 1995 um acidente vascular cerebral mergulhou brutalmente Jean Dominiue Bauby em.