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The Resource Head case : my brain and other wonders, Cole Cohen

Head case : my brain and other wonders, Cole Cohen

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Head case : my brain and other wonders
Title
Head case
Title remainder
my brain and other wonders
Statement of responsibility
Cole Cohen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before heading out to pursue her MFA, twenty-six-year old Cole Cohen underwent a battery of tests. She wanted a driver's license for grad school and had been kept from driving due to learning disabilities that made her unable to judge time and space. Instead of getting permission to drive, she got a shocking diagnosis -- a large hole in her brain. Head Case is Cole's story of discovering how to navigate the unique world she lives in
Summary
"A spirited, wry, and utterly original memoir about one woman's struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discover a hole the size of a plum in her brain. The summer before she was set to head out-of-state to pursue her MFA, twenty-seven-year-old Cole Cohen submitted herself to a battery of tests. For as long as she could remember, she'd struggled with a series of learning disabilities that made it nearly impossible to judge time and space--standing at a cross walk, she couldn't tell you if an oncoming car would arrive in ten seconds or thirty; if you asked her to let you know when ten minutes had passed, she might notify you in a minute or an hour. These symptoms had always kept her from getting a driver's license, which she wanted to have for grad school. Instead of leaving the doctor's office with permission to drive, she left with a shocking diagnosis--doctors had found a large hole in her brain responsible for her life-long struggles. Because there aren't established tools to rely on in the wake of this unprecedented and mysterious diagnosis, Cole and her doctors and family create them, and discover firsthand how best to navigate the unique world that Cole lives in. Told without an ounce of self-pity and plenty of charm and wit, Head Case is ultimately a story of triumph, as we watch this passionate, loveable, and unsinkable young woman chart a path for herself"--
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Writing style
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10414551
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.80092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print biographies and memoirs
Target audience
adult
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my brain and other wonders
Label
Head case : my brain and other wonders, Cole Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
319 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480866
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015013731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907585965
Label
Head case : my brain and other wonders, Cole Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
319 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480866
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015013731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907585965

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