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Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the National Spokesperson for the Mentally Ill for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the Consulting Neuroantomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Since 1993 she has been an active member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Her story has been featured on the PBS program Understanding Amazing Brain, among others. She was interviewed on NPR���s Infinite Mind and ABC News, and was named one of The 100 of the World���s Most Influential People of 2008 in Time Magazine.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking Adult; 1st Edition (May 14, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 0670020745
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0670020744
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.42 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.26 x 0.76 x 9.28 inches

Top reviews

Jim and Lupe
 An Inspiring and Captivating Read

August 31, 2017

I heard of My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor after attending a stroke support group meeting as an assignment while I was a student in a Physical Therapist Assistant program. My father also had a stroke in 2008 so I was interested in reading about a medical professional’s account of what was happening to their body as they themselves were experiencing a stroke. This book was much more than I was expecting. As a medical professional myself now I wasn’t sure if Dr. Bolte Taylor would sound very clinical and dive into lecturing, but it was quite the opposite. Dr. Bolte Taylor did explain some neuro anatomy and structures affected during her stroke but she expressed her thoughts in such detail they were so powerful, human and gripping. As I read, I was so moved by her courage and determination to push through and focus on her recovery. I loved how she reflected on relearning everything and appreciated her right hemisphere where creativity lies waiting to be explored and how she embraced her artistic side after her stroke. This is a fantastic book I highly recommend for anyone even if you don’t have a relative who’s had a stroke or even if you don’t work in the medical field Dr. Bolte Taylor explains her story in a way that’s so moving any reader will walk away from it with compassion and so many lessons.
Wellness Lisa
 Truly Phenomenal Book, Highly Recommend for people with Depression

September 2, 2020

I bought this book after becoming certified as a brain health coach and after having seen the author’s TEDTalk by the same name. This book goes WAY beyond the 18 minute TEDTalk in describing her first-hand experience of what it was like to have a stroke. It also goes in depth describing the painstaking 8-year rehabilitation she went through in order to fully recover her brain function. Such powerful story about more than just stroke, healing and recovery. She does a great job of describing the nature of and differences between how right brain & left brain function, and how their integration makes us who we are.

I also recommend this book for anyone who’s struggled with depression, even if they don’t have any family history of stroke. Her story of selectively rehabilitating her left-brain so she’d be less captive to its former negativity is really inspiring, to remind folks who are prone to depression that we actually do have the power to redirect our thoughts and choose which brain pathways we allow to be dominant.

I had many important epiphanies reading this book, and have been able to share the benefits of it by discussing key findings with some of my brain health coaching clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. Can’t speak highly enough about it; I think everyone with a brain needs to read this book!

Steven Woloszyk
 Do our Brains Possess the Power to Heal? You Bet they Do!

July 17, 2017

What do you get when you have a brain scientist, with a Ph. D., experience a stroke, survive, and then fully recover? You get a pretty amazing book detailing the experience and recounting a remarkable journey back to recovery.

On December 10, 1996, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, suffered a major brain hemorrhage of the left side of her brain. As a result of her training, she had the knowledge, insight, and wherewithal to understand what was taking place and remarkably was able to seek help while her brain and body were failing her.

The book begins with a couple of chapters of her background prior to the stroke and then progresses to the day of the stroke. Her recounting of the day of the stroke is filled with incredible detail, especially considering the mental deterioration she was experiencing.

We learn how she was able to survive and her incredible journey back where she needed to relearn everything, even the simplest of things like feeding herself, walking, reading, writing, and so many things we take for granted.

Dr. Jill says it took her 8 years to fully recover from her stroke. She’s put together an incredible book of her journey and she’s been a guest on a number of different shows. She even has an 18-minute TedTalk on her idea worth spreading.

1,683 reviewers have given this an average of 4.6 stars. Goodreads shows a 3.86 rating after 18,345 ratings and 2,887 reviews. I absolutely love the study of our brain’s neuroplasticity. This first half of this book was amazing but it slowed a little in the second half. I give it a 5-star for the first half and 3-star for the second for a total 4-star rating.

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