Live or Die- A Stroke of Good Luck by Richard L. Burns
Cover Rating: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆
My Favourite Chapter: Chapter 21 – Think
Would I recommend? ★★★☆☆
“They say laugh and the world laughs with you. I badly needed to rediscover my sense of humour, relearn to laugh. To date there hadn’t been much, outside of laughing at myself.”
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Live or Die summarizes the purpose of the book. It is a story of the alternatives between life and death and specifically refers to the third leading cause of death in this country and around the world – stroke. Every 45 seconds someone is stricken with stroke in this country, about 15 million around the world, and a 1/2 million die. The book is a story of hope and practical advice on how to handle the problem, survive and recover as a whole and better person.
This isn’t a book for everyone, however if you’re looking to understand more about Stroke or looking for support either for yourself or a loved one, this may well be the book for you. With an equal balance of both fact and personal experience; this is both educational and (for some) relatable.
The voice of the author is strong, full of honesty, making it feel as though you are being spoken to rather than reading a book. As someone with very little understanding of the illness, I’m certainly glad to have read this and have nothing but the upmost respect for those who have overcome this. If that’s not a positive feeling to leave a book with, I don’t know what is.
This is an inspiring story, with a strong voice running throughout. I would recommend this to anybody looking to learn more about this illness and gain a greater sense of understanding. For me, it was definitely an eyeopener.
* Book was sent for free in exchange for an honest review.