This book was not at all what I expected after seeing the movie. The movie essentially told the story of J.D. Bauby's life, his stroke/seizure, and his life afterwards in the hospital. The book is more about his reflections on life. While some of the stories are the same, the effect is not. Both are good in their own ways, but don't expect to love the book just because you loved the movie. I was expecting more of a narrative, and it is more a series of vignettes.
One man's story of perserverence and never giving up on life, although the only part of his body which he could move was one eyelid. He dictated this story, letter by letter, by blinking.
True story that will touch your heart. Stick in your mind and make you want to fight for the things in life worth hanging onto no matter how painful life can get. Great read.
If you enjoyed "Tuesdays with Mori" I think you would enjoy this book.
Thought-provoking read will make you laugh and cry.