Hello TBI Book Club Membersbr/> I'm new to the network and this is my initial entry. I am constructing some lists of brain injury books for Amazon.com. I'm wondering, what are your favorite brain injury books? Thanks.
This is a great idea. It will be very helpful to many people. glad that you thought of it.
Here are some ideas. I'm certain that I've left out a number of very good books. Some of these might be better candidates for inter-library loan than for purchase --- but they are some of my favorites.
1. Crimmins, C. (2000). Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury. New York: Alfred J. Knopf.
2. Denton, G. L. (2008). Brainlash: Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury (3rd ed.). New York: Demos Medical Publishing.
3. Osborn, C. L. (1998). Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from The Inside Looking Out. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
4. Stoler, D. R., & Hill, B. A. (1998). Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group.
5. Woodruff, L., & Woodruff, B. (2007). In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. New York: Random House
6. Surviving Head Trauma" by Terry Smith. Easy to read. About 80 pages long; with larger type and more space between the lines. It tells about his journey after a very, very serious TBI in 1984.
Basic Information Sources:
1. Gronwall, D., Wrightson, P., & Waddell, P. (1998). Head Injuries: the Facts (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Silver, J. M., McAllister, T. W., & Yudofsky, S. C. (Eds.). (2005). Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing. A big comprehensive textbook or reference source.
3. Wrightson, P., & Gronwall, D. (2005, 1999). Mild Head Injury: A Guide to Management. New York: Oxford University Press. This book was very helpful to me and is 1 of my favorites. *****
5. Zasler, N. D., Katz, D. I., & Zafonte, R. D. (2007). Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York: Demos Medical Publishing.
A big comprehensive textbook or reference source
TBI and Psychotherapy:
1. Aniskiewicz, A. S. (2007). Psychotherapy for Neuropsychological Challenges. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.
This is not just about TBI, but it is an excellent, thoughtful and wise book. ****
I prefer reading survivor books and these three were my favourite:
1. Denton, G. L. (2008). Brainlash: Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury (3rd ed.). New York: Demos Medical Publishing.
2. Osborn, C. L. (1998). Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from The Inside Looking Out. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
3. Stoler, D. R., & Hill, B. A. (1998). Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group.
Books by caregivers are also helpful. Abigal Thomas' book was light and insightful about the affects on family members of survivor who has to live in a care facility:
4. Thomas, Abigail (2007). A Three Dog Life: A Memoir. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
5. of course - Garry Prowe's book should be listed here!
A book by a brain injury case worker:
6. Mason, Michael Paul (2008). Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and its Aftermath. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
And some great books to suggest for brain exercises and brain health:
7. Winter, Arthur and Ruth Winter (2003). Brain Workout: Easy Ways to Power Up Your Memory, Sensory Perception, and Intelligence. New York: ASJA Press.
8. Sullivan, Cheryle (2008). Brain injury survival kit : 365 tips, tools, & tricks to deals with cognitive function loss. New York, Demos Medical Publishing.
9. Cook, Michelle Schoffro (2007). The Brain Wash: A Powerful, All-Natural Program to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Parkinson’s and other Diseases. Mississauga, ON: John Wiley & Sons Canada.
10. Dennison, Paul E., and Gail E. Dennison (1986). Brain Gym. Ventura, CA: Edu-Kinesthetics, Inc.
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