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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.84(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.03(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
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
What People are Saying About This
"Richard Allen adds a friendly gravitas to this inspiring memoir." -AudioFile