The Diving-bell and the Butterfly Free PDF Download

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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Genres: Nonfiction Books, Autobiography Books, Memoir Books
Pages: 143 pages
ISBN13: 9780007139842
Tags: Nonfiction Books, Autobiography Books, Memoir Books, Free Books, PDF Books
Language: en
Type: Digital
'Locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. In my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.' In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French 'Elle' and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless, but entirely conscious, trapped by what doctors call 'locked-in syndrome'. Using his only functioning muscle - his left eyelid - he began dictating this remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it out letter by letter.


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