My Life, Deleted: A Memoir

My Life, Deleted: A Memoir

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by Scott Bolzan, Joan Bolzan, Caitlin Rother
     
 

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My Life, Deleted—part love story, part medical mystery, and part inspirational memoir—is the true story of Scott Bolzan, the 46-year-old former pro football offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns who suffered permanent amnesia after a tragic accident.

Co-written with his wife Joan Bolzan, this riveting account details Scott's

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My Life, Deleted—part love story, part medical mystery, and part inspirational memoir—is the true story of Scott Bolzan, the 46-year-old former pro football offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns who suffered permanent amnesia after a tragic accident.

Co-written with his wife Joan Bolzan, this riveting account details Scott's courageous fight to build a new life after losing all memories of his past, his wife and children, his likes and dislikes, and even how to navigate the fast pace and technology of the 21st century.

Readers of In an Instant by Bob and Lee Woodruff, Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stroke of Insight, and Richard M. Cohen's Blindsided will be profoundly moved by My Life, Deleted, a remarkable story of tragedy, hope, love, and perseverance.

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Publishers Weekly
Bolzan, who briefly played with the Cleveland Browns, tries to make sense of his life when, after an accidental slip, he suffered memory loss. His fluke brain injury meant that everything he knew about his previous 46 years was wiped clean, and he was left with unbearable headaches, a family he didn't know, a job he couldn't do, and more questions than a toddler. Writing with the help of his wife, Joan, and journalist-novelist Rother, this memoir perfectly captures Bolzan's desperation and confusion. Even as the writers do a good job keeping up the suspense as to whether Bolzan's memory will ever come back, the up-and-down relationship between husband and wife, who must find out if they can fall in love all over again while also trying to figure out how to pay the bills and handle their son's heroin addiction, is the emotional glue that holds this work together. What the book lacks is Joan's perspective on what it's like to be with a man who didn't remember marrying her. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062098313
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
56,148
File size:
993 KB

Meet the Author

Scott and Joan Bolzan married in 1984 and have two grown children. The Bolzans have become sought-after motivational speakers, sharing their story and life lessons with audiences nationwide.

Caitlin Rother has authored or co-authored seven books, including Dead Reckoning, Where Hope Begins, and Poisoned Love. She lives in San Diego, California.


Scott and Joan Bolzan married in 1984 and have two grown children. Scott is a former NFL football player and pilot, and he is currently the founder and CEO of Legendary Jets in Tempe, Arizona. Joan is a registered nurse and marketing executive. Since Scott’s traumatic brain injury in 2008, the Bolzans have become sought-after motivational speakers, sharing their story and life lessons with audiences nationwide.

Caitlin Rother has authored or co-authored seven books, including Dead Reckoning, Where Hope Begins, and Poisoned Love. She lives in San Diego, California.


Scott and Joan Bolzan married in 1984 and have two grown children. The Bolzans have become sought-after motivational speakers, sharing their story and life lessons with audiences nationwide.

Caitlin Rother has authored or co-authored seven books, including Dead Reckoning, Where Hope Begins, and Poisoned Love. She lives in San Diego, California.

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My Life, Deleted 4.1 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 34 reviews.
lmp1 More than 1 year ago
This book is life changing. Scott and Joan were put in a situation that totally changed their lives immeditely after his injury. I cannot even fathom the difficulties they faced. The best book I have ever encountered. Thank you Scott for sharing your life with us. It's a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. He was on Dr Phil and his story was interesting, so i felt the story was worth reading. Enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an inspiring story. Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good!!!! Couldnt put it down!!!
Gina Burghezi More than 1 year ago
I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire book just kept repeating itself. I saw it as a "brag book" about how big his house was, how many cars he had, how much he could sell his yacht for, and how much money he made. NOT recommended!
Mary Michelle Adam More than 1 year ago
I heard Scott and his wife interviewed on a Chicago radio station and decided to buy the Nook book that day. One week later I finished the book. A relatively easy read and unbelievable story. Scott's story is very unique and thoughtprovolking. I would recommend it.
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A fascinating story - much credit to author for doing this; at the end, it does get overlong rehashing some events.
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Extremely good read. Scott's ordeal was and is scary - to think your life can just disappear in one second and to learn, eventually, that your memory may never come back. Scott's wife's dedication and devotion was unwavering. Many lessons learned here - medical, family devotion, individual, friends.
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