The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving

Bell and the Butterfly

Regular price £8.99

Jean-Dominique Bauby

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/13/23

Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 144 pages

Weight: 106

Dimensions: 128 x 197 x 11

One of the most remarkable memoirs ever written. The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece and a bestseller in France. In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless. But his mind remained as active and alert as it had ever been. Using his only functioning muscle - his left eyelid - he was determined to tell his remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it out letter by letter. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly records Bauby's lonely existence but also the ability to invent a life for oneself in the most appalling of circumstances. It one of the most extraordinary books about the triumph of the human spirit ever written.