I find the human brain and how it functions to be fascinating. Have you ever read A Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks? Sacks was able to discuss the myriad dysfunctions of the brain and also see the very human side of the people with those ailments at the same time. Because I’m drawn to that type of reading, I picked up Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury by Cathy Crimmins.
Did you like the book? I did. Crimmins takes an interesting and frightening personal story and shares it with us. I think the book is particularly good because Crimmins was a writer prior to the event that prompted her writing this book. She’s a skilled writer, and she tells the story of her family’s experience quite well. I especially love how she’s able to find humor at even the darkest times. I think it’s important to find humor in those dark hours; that humor is what helps us make it through.
I’m looking forward to everyone’s thoughts.