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Book Review: Me Again by Keith Cronin

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Me Again opens with a birth of a thirty-four year old man! How can that be? He suffered a stroke and fell into a coma six years ago and has just awoken. It truly is a birth because he forgot more then what he remembers. His parents, brother and girlfriend are all strangers to him. That’s where we meet Jonathan, and he begins sharing his story with us. Trust me, you will want to hear it all!

While in rehab trying to rebuild his life, Jonathan meets Rebecca, another stroke victim who is also making a new start. Rebecca’s stroke changed her personality, she no longer thinks before opening her mouth and just blurts out what she thinks, good, bad and ugly. Rebecca and Jonathan become friends while they are both figuring out how to go forward in their lives.

While the novel is about stroke victims, it is not a sad book. Just the opposite. It’s funny and very uplifting. It’s hard to see the main characters struggling with everyday things, but the author manages to portray these things in a very upbeat way.

I loved Jonathan. His awakening made me laugh more than once. He didn’t spend a lot of time feeling sorry for himself, and his sense of humor and ability to poke fun at himself was a joy to read.

Me Again will touch your heart and your funny bone. It will have you stopping and thinking of how you would handle a life changing event like this. I only hope I would face it with strength, optimism and a sense of humor like Jonathan.

Highly recommended.

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