I’m indebted to the Longreads community for helping my essay (“I Had a Stroke at 33” Buzzfeed Longform October 2014) go viral and then lead to a 2 book deal. Happy to say that the first of my books, a memoir based on that essay, will be out from Ecco / Harper Collins on February 14, 2017. It is now available for preorder; a Valentine’s Day gift to yourself!
I’m so fortunate–and have deep gratitude to all my readers and to the Longreads community. And of course, Mark Armstrong, who has been incredibly supportive, and who encouraged me to share my book here.
Floyd Skloot, author of In the Shadow of Memory kindly blurbed the book:
“A brave, encouraging, genuine work of healing discovery that shows us the ordinary, daily effort it takes to make a shattered self cohere.”
And I love my cover, with artwork by Lisa Perrin.