Title: My New Brain; Memoir of a Brain Injury
Author: Lori Williams
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Not Fiction; Personal Memoir
Reviewed By: Lynn- 3-15-2009
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurp: In a instant her world changed forever. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Lori Williams-Just your average American young woman- sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident. For the next 22 years, what would occur is transformation.
Before the army and the accident Lori was your average 18 year old, going off to college. The normal girl who had her friends and shared walks, talks and parties.
Lori meets Jeff , also in the army and they soon were married. Actually a marriage you could say was not made in Heaven. After the accident he no longer wanted to be with her.
From here we follow her through her adjustment in life, The Physical Changes, The Emotional Changes.
Not just outward changes but inward changes. The Spiritual Changes. .
Follow her through life as she works toward a college degree , working outside the home, the rejection from other workers. How many times have we ourselves, if we are honest ,have brushed off someone because of a mental disorder, not really knowing the whole story, The shame they must feel, thinking what did they do wrong. The depression that comes along with the shame .
This is a small book, but to get the underlying aspect of what she went through, really it needs to be read at a slower pace, to better understand. For what she has been through I see a very intelligent woman despite her disability.