An Anthropologist on Mars
Seven Paradoxical Tales
Hardcover ISBN: 0679437851
The author of Awakenings profiles seven neurological patients, including a surgeon with Tourette's syndrome and an artist whose color sense is destroyed in an accident but finds new creative power in black and white. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Complete Mind, How it Develops, How it Works, and How to Keep it Sharp
Hardcover ISBN: 1426205473
A vividly illustrated guide to the brain's development and functions presents accessible coverage of how the brain works and the latest scientific discoveries, sharing lifestyle tips on how to promote brain health through exercise, nutrition and specific bolstering activities.
But My Brain Had Other Ideas
A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury
Paperback ISBN: 1631522469
An intimate and compelling memoir that explores the short- and long-term impact of brain injury—one that could happen again without warning—on the personal and professional life of a math professor, weaver, world traveler, and mother.
The Finch in My Brain
Hardcover ISBN: 1473649714
Diagnosed with fatal brain cancer, the treatment that follows renders the writer of this extraordinary memoir unable to recognise words. This is the inspiring story he can no longer read. With a foreword by Russell Brand.
The Finch in My Brain
Paperback ISBN: 1473649749
'Raw, brave, heart-lifting.' STEF PENNY, author of UNDER THE POLE STAR 'Whenever I see Martino I am reminded of how little I know about life and death compared to him. How we don't know what is within us or what may lie on the other side. I hope it's as magical and beautiful as this book.' RUSSELL BRAND When film producer Martino Sclavi began experiencing intense headaches, he attributed them to his frenetic lifestyle. As it turned out, he had grade 4 brain cancer and was given 18 months to live. After undergoing brain surgery - while awake - Martino found he had lost the ability to recognise words. His response was to close his eyes and begin to move his fingers across the keyboard to write this, an account of life before diagnosis and since. Defying all predictions Martino is still very much alive, words read out to him by the monotone of a computerised voice he calls Alex. But he must now live in a new way. This book - that he has written but cannot read - charts the effects of his experience: on his relationship with his young son, his marriage, his work and with himself. In the wake of his illness, everything must be reconfigured and Martino is made to question the habits, dreams and beliefs of his old life and confront the present. What he finds is strange and beautiful. Searching for the words between life and death, Sclavi shows that with determination and a subtle, persistent sense of humour, it is possible to change the story of our lives.
Hardcover ISBN: 0451492935
“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.