Brain Injury Journey Magazine

From the publisher: “Brain Injury Journey — Hope, Help, Healing helps people with brain injury, their families, and their providers successfully navigate challenges and live a full and satisfying life.”

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

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

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
Available on Amazon.com.

Field Exercises: How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities by Stephanie Westlund
Available on Amazon.com.

Why Isn’t My Brain Working by Datis Kharrazian
Available on Amazon.com.

Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton
Available on Amazon.com.

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
Available on Amazon.com.

The Complete Leaky Gut Health and Diet Guide by Makoto Trotter
Available on Amazon.com.

The 21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo
Available on Amazon.com.

Eat the Egg Yolks by Liz Wolfe
Available on Amazon.com.

Other recommended reading not about brain injury

Simon Says: Living Your Life Purpose …and Not Just Following the Crowd by Chuck Goetschel
Available on Amazon.com.

Movies about people with brain injury

Marwencol by Jeff Malmberg and Mark Hogancamp
Available at marwencol.com.

Aphasia the Movie, Part of the Carl McIntyre Aphasia Project
Available at aphasiathemovie.com.
 

Other films recommended by folks in the community

First Do No Harm by Jim Abrahams
Available on amazon.com and netflix.com.