Book Recommendation of the Week: Gracie King

Gracie King

English as Second Language


My Stroke of Insight:  A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey”

by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.


It is about a neuroscientist who is very young (in her late 30’s) when she suffers a major stroke, and is a true story.  Dr. Taylor has a unique perspective of the stroke and her recovery because she has studied the brain for many years, and she also eloquently describes and embraces the changes in her life after the stroke.  I was a neuroscientist for 15 years before beginning to teach at Nashville State, so I related personally to her life pre-stroke and found myself re-evaluating parts of my life and the way I approach the world as I read her descriptions of learning to use the “other” (non-scientist) parts of her brain post-stroke.


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