By Louise Krug
(Black Balloon Publishing, Paperback, 9781936787012, 200pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
Categories: Personal Memoirs
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A beautiful young woman loses mobility of half her body and finds her way back. Memoir with fictional interludes.
"A massive brain trauma robbed fashionable young Louise of the shallow currency she'd banked on all her life, and the resulting struggle is a page-turner in which a person's very soul deepens before your eyes. Louise: Amended rewards a reader's time--a must read."Mary Karr
"This story of shattered hope, gigantic challenge, unlikely courage, slow revelation will have you gripping the pages and rooting from the sidelines. Louise reinvents the memoir, makes it bolder, stronger, stranger, more honest, and-in every possible way-wildly inspiring."Deb Olin Unferth
"Krug, who is 29 now and married with a new baby didn’t consult her ex-boyfriend about his feelings at the time. But if the adoption of his voice seems unfair at first, it grows apparent that Krug isn’t taking aim at Claude or anyone else. Louise is the target."Kansas City Star
In this memoir, the author recounts the life-threatening brain trauma that severely disabled her at age 22. Her fight for recovery is inspirational. Today, Krug is a wife, mother, teacher and Ph.D. candidate.”Sacramento Bee