Running on a Mind Rewired: A Memoir

Running on a Mind Rewired: A Memoir

by Jennifer Cannon

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Overview

She was the only girl in the boys' high school hockey league, fighting to keep playing in spite of concussions and other serious injuries. By age seventeen, she was battling her second round of severe depression, this time while hooked on crack. A near-death experience-her interrupted suicide-would haunt her through multiple unsuccessful attempts at drug and alcohol treatment. Then, Jennifer Cannon realized she had to find her own path to recovery.

"I never wanted to destroy my life, damage my brain, or come so close to killing myself that I'd wake up strangling on a psych ward floor. . . . But I did. And in the end I was the only one who could save me from myself.

I'd love to say that life after drugs and alcohol is easy. Chemical dependency isn't always as simple as going to rehab and coming out fixed, though. Nor are head injuries and concussions things you can safely play through.

Sometimes the damage is permanent. But you have to keep running."

Written with unflinching honesty, Running on a Mind Rewired is at times harrowing, yet ultimately hopeful. Jennifer's story will inspire others to persevere in the face of what may seem to be overwhelming odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983944829
Publisher: SoulBalance Press
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Cannon has maintained sobriety since 2004, in part by becoming a long-distance runner. Since being diagnosed with dystonia, an incurable neurological disorder, she's continued to run, finishing her first marathon in 2009.

In 2011, Jennifer came out as transgender and began undergoing gender reassignment in 2012. He is now male and goes by the name Nate.

Nate lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and gives presentations on addiction, depression, and suicide at high schools, colleges, and hospitals.

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Running on a Mind Rewired 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Heather_28 More than 1 year ago
Jennifer¿s book is amazing! It flows so well starting from despair and ending in triumph. You will laugh, cry, and cheer for her! From start to finish you are put on an incredible journey. A journey that as a reader will keep you up reading from beginning to end in one sitting. Jennifer¿s story is filled with hope and inspiration. I was very inspired,and her story will stick with me for a long time. I felt as though I was on her journey with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally underrated book. Bravo to the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as a therapist, I will recommend it to my patients fighting addictions
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone who has- or loves someone who has- struggled with the effect of head injuries, addiction, depression or suicidality. Jennifer relates her incredible and inspiring story with honesty and wit, making this a difficult book to put down once you pick it up.
ElaineJK More than 1 year ago
Running on a Mind Rewired, is a book that will touch everyone that reads it. As a young girl, Jennifer Cannon started on a journey of drugs and alcohol that nearly killed her. Out of frustration, she tried suicide and even though she failed at that attempt, it changed her health in a negative way that will forever make her life even harder. The reader will feel that their heart is breaking for Jennifer, yet at the same time it is easy to be angry because of the path she took. This book is well written with breath taking details. A great read from page one to the end.