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“The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean-Dominique Bauby


Published by Fourth Estate Limited 1997

ISBN: 1-85702-779-5

This book is written by a French man and former editor of Elle magazine. He had a stroke at the age of forty-two and was in a coma for three weeks. When he regained consciousness he could not move or speak. The only muscle he could move was his left eyelid which he used to communicate and dictate this book. He expresses what it feels like to be trapped inside his body yet with his mind still alert and active.

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