One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

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Book Condition: Near Fine

First edition. Front board lightly cocked. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 322 pp. Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia?loss of language?and could utter only a single syllable: mem. The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other and her scientific understanding of language and the brain she could guide Paul back to the world of words. This triumphant book is both a humane and revealing addition to the medical literature on stroke and aphasia and an exquisitely written love story: a magnificent addition to literature, period.

Title: One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

Author: Ackerman, Diane

Categories: Modern First Editions, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: 2011

ISBN Number: 039307241X

ISBN Number 13: 9780393072419

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2276300