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Jean-Dominique Bauby is a lively, adventurous editor for French Elle magazine. He is in his early forties and enjoying life with his young children when he suffers a massive stroke that leaves him completely incapacitated. Jean's stroke results in a phenomenon known as locked-in syndrome. Jean is paralyzed from the neck down, although he can swivel his head from side to side. His only form of communication is code blinked out with his left eyelid. Despite the seemingly desperation of Jean's life, he brings his own story to the reader with a vitality that belies his immobile state of being.
Jean's stroke hits with a sudden ferocity. He is whisked to a clinic by his sister-in-law and slips almost immediately into a twenty day coma. When Jean finally comes to, he is in Room 119 of the Naval Hospital in Berck-sur-Mer on the French Channel coast. This is the room... View more of the The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Summary
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