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The Resource The Day My Brain Exploded

The Day My Brain Exploded

Label
The Day My Brain Exploded
Title
The Day My Brain Exploded
Statement of responsibility
by Ashok Rajamani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to relearn everything: how to eat, how to walk and to speak, even things as basic as his sexual orientation. With humor and insight, he describes the events of that day (his brain exploded just before his brother's wedding!), as well as the long, difficult recovery period. In the process, he introduces readers to his family—his principal support group, as well as a constant source of frustration and amazement. Irreverent, coruscating, angry, at times shocking, but always revelatory, his memoir takes the reader into unfamiliar territory, much like the experience Alice had when she fell down the rabbit hole. That he lived to tell the story is miraculous; that he tells it with such aplomb is simply remarkable.More than a decade later he has finally reestablished a productive artistic life for himself, still dealing with the effects of his injury—life-long half-blindness and epilepsy— but forging ahead as a survivor dedicated to helping others who have suffered a similar catastrophe
Summary
Offers an account of how the author barely survived a sudden, massive brain hemorrhage caused by a genetic defect, and how he lived through the physical and emotional problems that resulted from his brain injury to eventually live on his own
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10165175
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rajamani, Ashok
Dewey number
  • 617.4810440092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a true story
Label
The Day My Brain Exploded
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd565915-0a86-4ed8-ad8e-d0c0b88963cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616201661
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Day My Brain Exploded
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd565915-0a86-4ed8-ad8e-d0c0b88963cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616201661
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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