Sunday, 21 April 2013

Book Club Update: Next Book - "A Brain Wider Than The Sky"

The inaugural (because this kind of feels Presidential to moi) Migraine Monologues Book Club was a rip roaring success. Lovely participants from Canada to Pittsburgh, to Brighton (we even had a late participant from Australia) joined together to chat about Oliver Sacks' book "Migraine" - and generally converse about life with... migraine.

Not all of us had read the book, I hadn't even managed to wade through the whole thing but that didn't matter one jot. If you missed out fear yet not - you can read my review of the book here - and check out our discussion here.

So what's next?
Together we've decided the next book will be....

A BRAIN WIDER THAN THE SKY
by Andrew Levy

P.S The UK edition of the book looks different - the cover is blue...oooh

I initially heard about the book via one of my favourite Migraine blogs "That M Word" by the lovely Emily, she posted this extract which so exactly sums up how my migraines often feel:


"And then a throb hits you on the left side of the head so hard that your head bobs to the right. There’s no way that came from inside your head, you think. That’s no metaphysical crisis. God just punched you in the face."

The book is part migraine diary/memoir by Writer Andrew Levy, and an examination of how migraines have affected his relationships with his wife and son, including a look at historical figures who also suffered and the impact migraines have on creativity....or so says Amazon.

The book is available on Amazon & also available as an Audio book via Audible.com (the US site only if you search under the title, not author.)

When?
Monday 10th June - 6pm GMT (UK) & 1pm EST (USA).

How?
We'll be meeting in a password protected chatroom - just follow the directions below to join in! As before a review will be posted here, on the day, to form the centre of the discussion.

DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Click here to enter the chat room: MMBook Club (will open in a new window)
2. Enter Password: mmbookclub
3. Join in our incredible, life changing discussion! (But wait till June 10th!) 


More info on the book:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/05/a-brain-wider-than-the-sky.html
http://www.headachemag.org/Articles/ExpertQnA/QA-Andrew-Levy
http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Reviews-Essays/A-Brain-Wider-than-the-Sky-A-Migraine-Diary/ba-p/1129

I'll post any updates to the main MM Book Club page but just email if you have any questions and want to be on the email list.

Happy Reading!
Coming up:
Nerve Blocks All Sorts
Childbirth V Migraine
Updates from "Migraine & Me" Conference

4 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Just wanted to share this excellent podcast from Pain Concern about Migraine with you and your reader, hope it is helpful for someone!

    http://painconcern.org.uk/?p=1045

    All the best,

    Betty

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    1. Hi Betty - I love this podcast - my Neurologist actually features as does the fabulous National Migraine Centre - I think I posted this when it originally came out but thank you for flagging it up again! Hope you're well

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to this book - much to my surprise, I had never heard of it. But I got it from the library earlier the week, and am very eager to dive in. I hope I make my way through it and then am able to participate in the book club. Thanks!
    Linda

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