Brain Injury Journey Magazine

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Recommended Reading and Movies

These are books and films recommended by individual members of the brain injury community. It is not a complete list of all the books and movies about brain injury. The books and films listed are not endorsed by Brain Injury Connections Northwest specifically.

Check with your local library to see if they have free copies of these materials if you are not ready to purchase!

Memoirs and autobiographies by people with brain injury

I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse: An Illustrated Memoir by Suzy Becker.
Available on Suzy Becker’s website.

I’ll Carry the Fork: Recovering a Life After Brain Injury by Kara L. Swanson.
Available from Powell’s Books in Portland.

In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Lee & Bob Woodruff.
Available on Lee Woodruff’s website.
This book is available as an audio book.

Informational books about brains, brain injury and treatments

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being by Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD
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The 21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo
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The Complete Leaky Gut Health and Diet Guide by Makoto Trotter
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Eat the Egg Yolks by Liz Wolfe
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Field Exercises: How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities by Stephanie Westlund
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Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
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Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton
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Why Isn’t My Brain Working by Datis Kharrazian
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Other recommended reading not about brain injury

Simon Says: Living Your Life Purpose …and Not Just Following the Crowd by Chuck Goetschel
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Movies about people with brain injury

Aphasia the Movie, Part of the Carl McIntyre Aphasia Project
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Marwencol by Jeff Malmberg and Mark Hogancamp
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Other films recommended by folks in the community

First Do No Harm by Jim Abrahams
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