Change in the Weather: Life after Strokeby Mark McEwen
Mark McEwen's stroke was anything but sudden. His symptoms led him to a hospital, where he was misdiagnosed with the flu. Two days later, on an airplane flight just hours before he finally collapsed, flight attendants and airport staff discounted his slurred speech and heavy sweating, passing him off as intoxicated. Misinformation not only delayed his treatment but nearly cost him his life. A candid, moving memoir, Change in the Weather traces one man's recovery in the aftermath of temporarily losing some of his greatest gifts—his talent as a public speaker and his warm, witty exuberance. Telling an ultimately triumphant story, McEwen also offers insights into the warning signs of stroke as well as prevention and treatment options.
Change in the Weather signals a change in America's mind-set, led by one of our most dynamic new crusaders for stroke victims and their families.
Acclaimed anchorman, reporter, and weather analyst McEwen was riding atop the world. Then, at age 51, he was felled by two strokes. This, his memoir, which chronicles the ascendance of his career, his collapse, and his painstaking recovery, is both cautionary and inspirational, a personalized lesson in stroke awareness and treatment. Four-time Audie® Award nominee Richard Allen's masculine voice and enunciation befit a broadcast communicator's autobiography. Highly recommended for public library and nonfiction and health collections. [Audio clip available through
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 5.84(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.03(d)
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- 18 - 14 Years
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Daniel Paisner has helped to write dozens of bestselling and headline-making books with prominent entertainers, athletes, business leaders, and politicians.
Richard Allen is a five-time Audie-nominated narrator whose work has been acknowledged on the Best Audiobooks Lists for Audiofile and Library Journal.
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