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Time Out Of Mind By Jane Lapotaire

Time Out Of Mind by Jane Lapotaire

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Actor and writer Jane Lapotaire was one of the lucky ones who survived "a brain attack" (cerebral haemorrhage). This is her story - full of rage, frustration, a new love and cautious triumph - adapting to a life irretreivably changed.

Time Out Of Mind Summary

Time Out Of Mind by Jane Lapotaire

"Who are you when your brain is not you?" Jane Lapotaire is one of the lucky ones. Many people do not survive, let alone live intelligently and well again once they have suffered cerebral haemorrhage. In the long haul back to life - "nearly dying was the easy bit" - she's learned much, some of it in very hard lessons. Some friendships became casualties; family relations had to be redefined; and her work as an actress took a severe battering. The stress of living is felt that much more keenly when "sometimes I still feel as if I am walking around with my brain outside my body. A brain still all too available for smashing by noise, physical jostling, or any form of harshness". But she has survived and now believes it herself when people say how lucky she is. This is a book about what happens when the "you" you've known all your life is no longer the same.

Time Out Of Mind Reviews

'splendidly written memoir about dealing with the unexpected personality change the actress suffered after brain surgery'. Sunday Times

'a sensitive rumination on the minutiae of illness and the ways in which fortitude can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.' Sunday Telegraph

'As a work of literature, Jane Lapotaire's book is possibly the most ambitious of them all it is a brave and bracing book and one that deserves a wide readership.' Ireland on Sunday

'Lapotaire's frank story..filled with wry asides.' Irish News

Like Antony Sher, she is brutally honest about herself and her state of mind, and writes with such vivid immediacy that you marvel at her honesty and recall. Nick Smurthwaite, What s On London

About Jane Lapotaire

Jane Lapotaire was born in Ipswich and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has been a leading member of the National Theatre both at the Old Vic under Sir Laurence Olivier and on the South Bank, and has worked regularly for the RSC since 1974. She holds a visiting fellowship at Sussex University and teaches at the Actors' Centre and the British American Drama Academy. She lives in south London.

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Time Out Of Mind by Jane Lapotaire
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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