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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (98 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Fox Garrison Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Julia Fox Garrison refused to listen to the professionals she called Dr. Jerk and Dr. Panic, who - after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven - told her she d probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. Instead she heeded the advice of kind, gifted Dr. Neuro, who promised her he would treat your mind as well as your body. Julia figured if she could somehow manage to get herself into a wheelchair, at least she d always find parking. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab - with the help of family, friends, and her own indomitable spirit - Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out.

Don't Leave Me This Way is the funny, inspiring, profoundly moving true story of a woman's fight for her life and dignity - and her determined quest to awaken an entrenched, unfeeling medical community to the fact that there's always a human being inside every patient.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Miracle Man | 1/4/2014

    " I was unsure of this book. I really didn't know what to expect. This is a funny read. She had me in stitches in some places. A really heartfelt book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Tocco | 12/25/2013

    " Had the pleasure of meeting Julia at my bookclub some time ago. This woman is an inspiration! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/24/2013

    " I can't believe the average rating for this book is only three stars! This is my favorite read this summer. I was so inspired by Julia Fox Garrison's resiliency and her husband's devotion to her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelly | 11/28/2013

    " Profoundly moving. Fully charged book.Julia took me to a deep soul workout. It's enjoyably a great eye opener to what's important in life. You won't read this book & keep looking at your life the same. Julia very sharp,wit,wise woman that respectfully earned the title of a unique mentor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 11/14/2013

    " This is the true story of a woman that at the age of 38 has a massive brain hemorrhage. Through her ordeal she never losses her faith, sense of humor and hope that things will be better. It is a remarkable inspirational story and one I feel both drs, nurses and caregivers should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marija | 11/10/2013

    " Read this for my next book discussion selection. How anyone who has had a stroke at the age of 37 and describes falling in the shower can make me laugh out loud, I can't say. What a talented, wonderful writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 10/23/2013

    " The long struggle back from a stroke told with grace and humour. I can only hope that I would handle it half as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/3/2013

    " Interesting read about dealing with what life throws at you in a positive way. Julia gives us a humorous look at the medical community and how she chooses to heal after a tragic stroke at the age of 37. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/22/2013

    " I met this woman and she's absolutely the real deal of optimism in the face of adversity. Inspirational true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/6/2013

    " This author came to my book group!! She is an amazing person who has overcome so many obstacles!! Great read for medical and non medical readers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/5/2013

    " Remarkable story. Julia does a fantastic job injecting humor in so many challenging and frustrating situations. This is a good book for stroke survivors and health care providers to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa Williams | 4/21/2013

    " Written in 2nd person, I couldn't get through it. Plus, too silly. Being partially paralyzed isn't funny. I should know. Not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Pany | 4/3/2013

    " Dixie, Lillian and I heard this author speak. The book is a tale of her recovery from a massive stroke that left her left side paralyzed. She was only 36 and had a three year old son. This story is so insprirational. She is very humorous, so it's not a "downer" to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/29/2013

    " Amazing. Funny. Witty. And a great book that every nurse and doctor should read at least a part of! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 3/22/2013

    " Amazing look at the patient's point of view from an inspirational woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/30/2013

    " Story about a young woman recovering from a stroke - honest, funny, and touching at times but honestly I found her a bit annoying and preachy sometimes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/3/2013

    " This memoir of a 37-year-old woman who survives a right-hemisphere hemorrhage blew me away. Educational and inspirational, it still inhabits me. Readers who enjoyed My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor will love this one.--Lisa Genova "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/20/2012

    " A very funny book about a not so funny subject "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cbonafine | 5/13/2012

    " I liked this book. It's about a women that has a stroke and what she goes through to recover. This is a true store. It's very inspirational. "

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About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.