The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt

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This extraordinary novel was written by Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke leaving him with only movement in his left eye. His writing is poetic and quite wonderful, laced with humor and wit. His imagination was compared to the flight of a butterfly, at the same time feeling his body was a Diving Bell.