SURVIVING A STROKE-OR TWO by Giacomo Giammatteo (Review)

SURVIVING A STROKE-OR TWO by Giacomo Giammatteo
Genre Memoir
Published by Inferno Publishing Company
Publication Date:June 6, 2017
Review Copy From:Personal Purchase
Edition: Kindle
My Rating: 5


Having a stroke isn’t bad. I didn’t even know it was happening. It’s afterward that all the fun starts. When you can’t move or talk—even blink your eyes. That’s a scary feeling.

This book is a record of my journey—how the strokes happened—and more importantly, the long road to recovery.

My Thoughts and Opinion:

Caveat: I have been a fan of this author ever since reading MURDER TAKES TIME. Since then I have read several other books including A BULLET FOR CARLOS, MURDER HAS CONSEQUENCES, OLD WOUNDS and WHISKERS & BEAR. IMO, not only is he a great storyteller but a fantastic human being. Since reading his MURDER TAKES TIME, a friendship formed and continues to this day.

After returning from my lengthy medical LOA, I emailed Giacomo to see how he and his family were. I was devastated to hear what he had been through, having multiple heart attacks and massive strokes. However, an FYI, this does not compromise or have any bearing on my review of this book.

SURVIVING A STROKE – OR TWO is an inspirational story of courage, perseverance, motivation, determination, and love. I will admit, I did shed some tears, but on the other hand, I couldn’t help but cheer him on.

This book details his journey, to this day, of having to learn to speak, use his arms, walk, eat, drink, and as he says, one of the things he wanted so badly, was to be able to get on the floor to play with his grandchildren again. Even though he still has more hurdles to overcome in the future, I don’t doubt that he will be back to 100% sooner than later.

It is a poignant, emotional and dynamic read! Captivating!

I highly recommend this book. It is riveting!



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