Change in the Weather: Life after Stroke

Change in the Weather: Life after Stroke

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Overview

Change in the Weather: Life after Stroke by 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592403714
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mark McEwen was a fixture on CBS's The Early Show from 1987 to 2002.

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.

Table of Contents


Foreword: You Bet Your Life   Bill Cosby     xi
Intro: It Ain't No Use to Sit and Wonder Why, Babe     1
Event: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been     13
Life Before Stroke: Stand-Up     38
Sand Lake: When You're Weary, Feeling Small     47
Life Before Stroke: Radio Days     73
Lucerne: Following You, I'll Climb a Mountain     81
Life Before Stroke: The Apple     108
Rehab: Try, Just a Little Bit Harder     115
Life Before Stroke: Wnew-Fm     134
Birc: Looks Like We're in for Nasty Weather     143
Life Before Stroke: CBS     170
Drive: When They Said Sit Down I Stood Up     177
Life Before Stroke: Orlando     194
Constraint: It's Getting Better All the Time     200
Home: And Who Knows Which Is Which and Who Is Who     219
Additional Resources     231
Acknowledgments     233

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"Richard Allen adds a friendly gravitas to this inspiring memoir." —-AudioFile

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