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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maria Ross Narrator: Maria Ross Publisher: Red Slice Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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Rebooting My Brain is the true story of what happens when you get yanked out of your life by a crisis and have to get back on the ride all over again. With refreshing candor, Maria Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her stubborn road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her sometimes kicking and screaming to reframe her life, her work and her identity. With humor and heart, Ross shares what it was like being blind for six weeks, how a TV crime drama and a brain-games website played key roles in her recovery, and why a handmade necklace helped her regain her sense of self.

Ross reveals the keys to her extraordinary comeback and how her perspective is forever changed, mostly for the better. Funny, touching and real, this book not only shares an inspirational story of transformation but enlightens readers about the surprising effects of brain injury... and explores the question,How do our brains define who we are?

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 2/19/2014

    " Maria Ross gave me insight into the problems my son has since his TBI as well as hope. In many respects, the aftermath of Mike's injury were much more severe than Maria's but I still recognized the frustration and the sense of being overwhelmed that permeates Mike's life. This should be required reading for TBI/ABI patients and their caregivers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/7/2014

    " I may be biased after having an aneurysm but this was a very informative book and the personal details of Maria's daily struggles made it interesting. Maria's aneurysm caused a lot more problems for her but I am happy for her recovery. The chapters about her hospital stay especially touched a sore spot for me as I had hallucinations during the beginning of my recovery. Unfortunately, I transferred back to a hospital without a nursing staff less knowledgeable about brain injuries and/or trauma (long story) so I went home a little scared that I was going to live with these hallucinations. Thanks to Maria for sharing her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 2/7/2014

    " I've read quite a few memoirs by or about people who had suffered from a stroke or other brain- trauma, but this book was different . Ms. Ross' effervescent personality somehow shines through the pages of this book even in the darkest moments of her story. She had a brain aneurysm in 2008 and very nearly died. Her recovery was arduous but remarkable. Through it all, she counted her blessings and appreciated all the help she received from her friends, family and the medical community. She wrote this book as a way to share what she learned during her recovery with others in similar situations who may not have been so fortunate to have the resources and support that she had. An amazing journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " A beautifully written, honest account of someone recovering from TBI. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/31/2013

    " This book changed the way I feel about my brain, post-stroke, and validated my theories about my "brain damage". ANYONE, who has suffered a brain injury (stroke, aneurysm, car accident, etc), and anyone who loves them, should read this book. PERIOD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Cyr | 12/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's amazing that she even survived! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 12/19/2013

    " I've always been a little fascinated by the brain and Maria Ross' account of how she survived an aneurysm and continued on with her life was riveting and poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 12/12/2013

    " this book & Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stoke of Insight are both must reads to understand brain injury. both are inspiring, informative, & extremely well-written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/11/2013

    " Interesting and extremely readable especially given the subject matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 9/1/2013

    " An interesting & very honest book about the aftermath of a brain aneurysm. At times, a little grating, but the victim's husband deserves all the credit for putting their life back together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine B. | 8/24/2013

    " Serious subject but she deals with lots of humor. Informative while being entertaining at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anders | 5/25/2013

    " This book let me in on having to 'reboot' your brain. The hassel and the problems, but also the endless possibilities our brains gives us to help us. Understanding ourselves is one of the best weapons we can have for the future! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/3/2013

    " This was a free Kindle download from Amazon. It started out great, a real page turner. But it bogged down after the initial life changing frenzy of the aneurysm. I lost interest about 2/3 of the way through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willow | 4/6/2013

    " Great autobiography. Informational about strokes/traumatic brain injury (including symptoms) & funny in places! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalind M | 1/15/2013

    " 3.75 stars. Runs on a bit here and there and is occasionally repetitive, but a valuable firsthand account from someone who went through an aneurysm-- how she felt afterward, how she learned to cope with the new person she became. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/14/2012

    " The account of her stroke and recovery was somewhat interesting, but long and drawn out. Did not enjoy reading it. "

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