My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

Book - 2015
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"After suffering a brain aneurysm and a life-threatening infection, Jessica Fechtor set about cooking and baking to pull herself back together again, fixing what was broken, and living with what couldn't be fixed"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Avery,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781594631320
Branch Call Number: 616.133 FEC
Characteristics: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm


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JCLOctavia Feb 05, 2018

This book is about the smell and taste of food that helps Jessica remember her past. Don't read the book on an empty stomach because it will make you hungry.

Jun 30, 2015

Too sugarcoated for my liking, and her journey of recovery is too seamless. It is hard to feel empathy for this Harvard PHD candidate and her "broken brain."


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ninafried Dec 19, 2015

Terrific book.

Oct 14, 2015

I LOVE this book. Rarely, do I find that a book jacket quote of a book being "impossible to put down" to be true. This is one of those times.

It is a great read for anyone who has been through a medical, neurological experience or who is a friend, relative or caregiver. You get the whole experience here--the confusion, frustration, challenges & moving on with life after. IMO, every neurosurgeon's office & every neuro support group should have this as required reading!

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