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How to Conquer the World With One Hand...And an Attitude, Second Edition
By Paul E. Berger and Stephanie Mensh with Foreword by Julian Whitaker, MD

ISBN 0-9668378-7-8,  Trade Softcover, 230 pages, $15.95.
World 2nd Ed Cover 6.2.020202 
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Imagine having a stroke at the young age of 36, paralyzed on one side, unable to speak. After three months in the hospital, Paul Berger came home in a wheelchair, with a 15-word vocabulary, and the stubborn determination to return to a normal life. A year later, he was walking and talking, back at his old office, but things would never be the same.

Many inspirational books take you through the person's crisis period. This book is different. It shows how much a person can achieve in the years after, and what life is really like when you have a severe disability.

This nationally-acclaimed book will:

  • Give you hope to return to the activities you love
  • Inspire you to try new things
  • Show you how to overcome disabilities, challenges and negative attitudes to achieve your goals
  • Show you how everyday people on a budget can use long-term therapy to continue to improve years after a stroke
  • Give you insight to make your marriage continue to grow stronger in the face of adversity
  • Motivate you to follow these role models and live a full life.

"I have read 30 books about strokes...but none even comes close to your descriptions.  Your book has been such a help to me."
- Joann Kirby, spouse of a stroke survivor, Oregon

"This book gave me hope that some day my 78-yr. old father may be able to communicate on some level. All speech therapy has been stopped for my father, but after reading this book and seeing what 8 years of therapy has done for Paul, my family is looking into our options once again."
- Reader from South Lake Tahoe, CA

"After my father had a stroke, I read several books on stroke and stroke recovery. I found Paul Berger and his wife's first-person accounts of their experiences the most valuable by far. At such a difficult and confusing time in my family's life, it was comforting to read about another family's similar experience and the road to recovery. If you or someone you care about has suffered a stroke, this book will inform you, inspire you, and give you hope for the future."
- Jocelyn D. Challas, Chapel Hill, NC

"I just finished reading your book, and I was inspired. I am about to graduate with a degree in the medical profession, and your story helped me to understand the experiences of my future patients. Because of your book I will be more attentive to them as people and recognize that they can make enormous progress if they persevere. Congratulations on your success, and good luck in the future."
- J.D.

"Applause, tears, cheers and thanks! Thank you for sharing the details of your experiences in order to educate others about stroke and aphasia. Your book is a great learning tool. In addition to using this book as a text for my course, I plan to recommend it to the members of the aphasia support group that I attend (if they haven't already read it!) Reading your book had a true impact on me. Thank you again."
- Lynne Alarie-Bibeau, University of Mass-Amherst, MA

You NEED this book. It's different!

  • First to show 15 years of real life
  • A stroke survivor wrote it  
  • It reads like a novel
  • National experts raved      
  • Survivors & families love it!
  • Offers practical advice, resources

You can live a full life--therapy, school, volunteering, travel, hobbies, and work-with aphasia & paralysis. Paul is proof!

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You are marvels!  I just read the newsletter ... and it is simply priceless (I always read them, and they are all noteworthy, but this one is beyond good.)  Paul, your book is in my book as something that all clinicians should have, read, pass on (ie, make them buy) to their clients.
 -Audrey Holland, Professor Emerita,University of Arizona

I came across your website today and just wanted to congratulate you on providing a helpful resource for stroke survivors and healthcare professionals.
     -Marisca Baldwin, The Pat Arato Aphasia Centre, Toronto,,Canada

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