Books on Tapps to discuss ‘My Stroke of Insight’ in September

The Books on Tapps reading group of Bonney Lake Pierce County Library will discuss Jill Bolte Taylor's "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey" Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

A previous version of this article erroneously identified this month’s Books on Tapps meeting as the last of a spring/summer series. The group is ongoing.

The Books on Tapps reading group of Bonney Lake Pierce County Library will discuss Jill Bolte Taylor’s “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey” Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

The nonfiction book is a combination memoir and user’s guide to the brain. Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-educated neuroanatomist when, in 1996, she suffered a hemorrhage — the result of a rare arteriovenous malformation in her brain’s blood vessels. During the worst of her eight-year recovery, she could not walk, talk, read or write.

Taylor published her story in 2008 and, that same year, presented at the TED Conference in Monterey, Calif. Her speech remains one of the most-watched presentations on TED’s YouTube page, at more than 2.4 million views.

Books on Tapps meets the final Thursday of each month. In October, they will discuss Ellen DeGeneres’s “Seriously, I’m Kidding.”

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