Let me recommend a unique and powerfully poignant read to my fellow RRers
Surely many of you have already read it, and of those who have not, a high percentage of you have heard of it. But for those few who know nothing of this remarkable inditement, I must enlighten you. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby is a autobiographical piece that has the power to change lives. It will challenge any tedium and boredom you imagine you are dealing with.
In 1995, at age 43, Bauby was editor-in-chief of the French fashion magazine Elle, also married and father of two when a stroke suddenly made him the victim of the rare Locked-in Syndrome, which left him all but totally paralyzed, though his psyche remained completely intact (in his words) "like a mind in a jar." He could only move his left eyelid. But with that function alone, he worked out a code and eventually wrote this small book about his plight. Alas, he died 2 days after the book was published in 1997.