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I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me: A Memoir

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Riding in a helicopter with the Beatles ... Overhearing Jackie Kennedy's conversation with the priest who administered last rites to JFK ... Falling in love at first sight (in a Queens bar) with a woman he would marry ... Catching Joe McCarthy in a lie...Surviving a Brooklyn race riot ... Running for public office in New York City (on a ticket with Norman Mailer) ...<P>These are among the moments that Jimmy Breslin recalls, movingly and hilariously, in his acclaimed memoir — a book written with all the brashness, candor, and style that have distinguished Breslin's newspaper columns and made him one of the most admired and enjoyed journalists of our time.<P>The starting point: the almost accidental discovery that Breslin required brain surgery. What then unfolds, as Breslin weighs his medical options, is the story of a life crowded with memorable moments and memorable characters — not least of all, Breslin himself.

Synopsis:

Call it a miracle, fate, pure luck, or just another day in the city where nothing is usual, but in 1991 Jimmy Breslin narrowly escaped death - which inspired him to write this book about his life. Two years ago, Breslin was having trouble getting his left eyelid to open and close. This was too peculiar to ignore, so Breslin decided to pay a rare visit to his doctor. As it turned out, the eyelid was a matter of nerves. But extensive testing revealed something unrelated and life-threatening: he had an aneurysm in his brain - a thin, ballooned artery wall that could burst and kill him at any moment unless he opted for a risky surgical procedure. Breslin agreed to the surgery and at age sixty-five, grateful for this miracle (what else could you call it?), began taking stock of his remarkable life.

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ISBN:
9780316118798
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Breslin, Jimmy
Author:
Breslin,
Author:
, Jimmy
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Aneurysms
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st Back Bay ed.
Large Print:
Y
Series Volume:
k1495
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.92x5.88x.59 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Call it a miracle, fate, pure luck, or just another day in the city where nothing is usual, but in 1991 Jimmy Breslin narrowly escaped death - which inspired him to write this book about his life. Two years ago, Breslin was having trouble getting his left eyelid to open and close. This was too peculiar to ignore, so Breslin decided to pay a rare visit to his doctor. As it turned out, the eyelid was a matter of nerves. But extensive testing revealed something unrelated and life-threatening: he had an aneurysm in his brain - a thin, ballooned artery wall that could burst and kill him at any moment unless he opted for a risky surgical procedure. Breslin agreed to the surgery and at age sixty-five, grateful for this miracle (what else could you call it?), began taking stock of his remarkable life.
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