Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist, was 37 when she had a massive stroke. Taylor’s knowledge about the brain and how it functions gives her unique insight into how her stroke left her unable to walk, talk, read or remember details. With the help of her devoted mother, Taylor spent the next 8 years re-learning her lost abilities. Her book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’sPersonal Journey describes the incredible journey to regain her faculties. Taylor’s courage and determination is inspiring, and this book is a fascinating read. The way the brain is able to heal and re-wire itself is truly amazing. Now fully recovered, Taylor advocates a holistic approach to stroke recovery. My Stroke of Insight also includes helpful advice on how to communicate and care for a stroke victim.