Crimmins takes readers inside the drama with all the right details and interior feelings to keep us fully mesmerized: her 7-year-old daughter's ashen face, her husband's twitching body, the paramedic's alarming question, "Is your husband one of these people that ordinarily has large pupils?" As deftly as she takes readers inside this personal story of not-quite recovery--more like discovery--she is also able to pan back and show readers the comedic silver lining (the self-important doctors, the moments of mishaps, and of course, the whereabouts of the mysterious Mango Princess) that lies within the cloud of her family's tragedy. Anyone who has endured a head trauma or loved someone who has will be engrossed by this wise and knowledgeable storyteller. The rest of us will have a captivating lesson about the rejuvenation of the brain as well as the human heart. --Gail Hudson
My heart is sore,,,,,,,I just finished reading this book for the second time. My lifetime partner had a brain aneurysm 18 months ago. Our world was turned upside down. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2010 by Susan M. Davis
Recently my mother suffered a severe brain anuerism and stroke. She was unconscious for over a week and spent 27 days in the SCU. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003
Julianna Margulies will be in a new movie Where is the Mango Princess son on TNT! WATCH IT!Published on Sept. 20 2003 by jules
My son recently suffered a brain injury. This book helped me more than anything else that I have read. It also made me laugh and cry. Read morePublished on March 30 2003
Cathy Crimmins partner researched medical libraries to provide factual details within the context of this entertaining and cohesive account of a chaotic and painful... Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by "rambla"
With wit and humor, this book provides a horribly accurate depiction of a TBI and its aftermath, as well as a surprising amount of insight into the functioning of both healthy and... Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2001 by Anise
There is much literature on the diseased and disabled and their caretakers, full of raw emotion and excruciating pathos. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2001 by Stephen Richmond
As a survivor of TBI, this book hits the "nail on the head"!!!Published on Aug. 21 2001 by "surgryrn430"