Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Salon

Sometimes...I feel sorry for myself! Sometimes I feel blue...maybe it's hormonal...if I have any hormones left! I read a really good book that I highly recommend...it's a short read ...easy for those who don't like to read.
I highly recommend it for those who have a bit of an attitude problem right now!
Many of my " friends" on facebook have sad little one liners on their "What's on your mind?" line... so...this book is just for you!

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominque Bauby is the memoir of the editor-in-chief of French Elle, who suffered a stroke that resulted in locked-in syndrome when he was only 43 ears old. He died shortly after the french publication of his book.
This book was recommended to me but the stark facts of the true story made me not want to read the book and so I didn't! I am sad to say...it was a sale at Barnes and Nobles that encouraged me to read it...I am a girl who loves a sale!
Buy two...get one free...this was my free book!

I am so happy to have been gifted this book...it is beautifully written and so very eloquent ...it is 131 pages of the power of human consciousness...it will make you aware of your own life and your simple wonders and pleasures.

Jean -Dominique Bauby was left after his stroke with complete paralysis and
could only move his left eyelid, only slightly...his mind however, is completely intact. With the help of Claude Mendibel who wrote down every letter that Bauby signaled with his eye to her with the aid of an alphabet screen, he painstakingly made letters form words, sentences and then paragraphs...to pages and then chapters...to a completed memoir... a very beautifully written memoir completed before his death.

I am left with such encouragement for my own life and the gifts I have been given...
After...my daughter reads this book ( it will take her no time at all)...I will mail it to the first person who asks for it...I just ask that you blog about it!

Happy reading!

12 comments:

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Me...I think this is exactly what I need right now. I too believe that these type of "gifts" are given to us when we need them...

Thank you...let's make it a little chain gang and send it along to everyone who wants it!!

Ronda's Rants said...

It's yours Dawn! Email me your address at rondasrants@gmail.com!

Coachdad said...

I am a little late... I will have to go get it. Don't you love how other people's plight make you realize that you don't have it so bad? Great post!

Gavin said...

The movie is also absolutely wonderful.

Betty said...

Too bad I read your post too late! Sounds intriguing!

Ginger said...

I too have been in a funk. I was thinking it might be from the cold dreary winter we've had. This book sounds really interesting.

jill jill bo bill said...

This is the second book suggested to me. I will have to get it. Sounds wonderful!!

Diane said...

How bizarre! Someone recommended this movie to me today; you recommend the book; AND I bought the book just yesterday, never having heard of it before! Everyone's on the same wavelength! And by 'everyone' I mean 'the three of us' :)

Karyn said...

I had had not heard of this book, I shall check the library.

Jennifer said...

I saw the movie and absolutely loved it!! Thank you for the book recommendation!

American in Norway said...

I have never heard of the book, but will & go look for it now. Thanks for the suggestion!

Jeanne said...

That will teach me to fall behind on my blog reading!

I love it that you gift books on when you're done with them.