Rating: 5 / 5
I have had the pleasure to get to know Kimberly Davis Basso through bookstagram. I even recently had the chance to hear her read a bit from her books and even get an autographed copy of I’M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD at a somewhat recent (what is time?) event at Bel Canto Books! When I needed a book with a dark cover for a recent readathon, this one absolutely fit!
I’M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD is the author’s memoir account of her experience of having a stroke. Home alone with her two young children making breakfast like any other day, something goes very wrong and suddenly she is unable to communicate clearly. With the help of her very brave daughter and the appropriate training on how to get help, the author takes the readers along on her journey of navigating the hospital system and advocating for answers as well as the follow up that occurs. This is all accomplished with a great sense of humor and a lot of laugh out loud moments that take a serious and important subject and enhances it into a fun and engaging read!
My readathon weekend was unfortunately one where I was not feeling at all well, so the fact that this book kept me interested and laughing is a strong testament to the writing and the humor. It was exactly what I needed to keep me distracted! The dark humor employed and the play on zombie stories throughout really made this a fun read.
Additionally it is a book with a very important message. When I think of strokes I immediately think of my grandmother’s strokes late in life, but it is so important to remember that a stroke can hit at any age and for a variety of reasons. Kimberly was a mom to young kids, someone who was my age. She is an amazing advocate for stroke awareness and education and her online content is always full of important and informative content!
This is a book that I would highly encourage you to check out. I’ve already picked up a copy of her second book, BIRTH AND OTHER SURPRISES and I can’t wait to see what she brings us next!
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