My Life, Deleted—part love story, part medical mystery, and part inspirational memoir—is the true story of Scott Bolzan, the 46-year-old former pro football offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns who suffered permanent amnesia after a tragic accident.
Co-written with his wife Joan Bolzan, this riveting account details Scott's courageous fight to build a new life after losing all memories of his past, his wife and children, his likes and dislikes, and even how to navigate the fast pace and technology of the 21st century.
Readers of In an Instant by Bob and Lee Woodruff, Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stroke of Insight, and Richard M. Cohen's Blindsided will be profoundly moved by My Life, Deleted, a remarkable story of tragedy, hope, love, and perseverance.
Bolzan, who briefly played with the Cleveland Browns, tries to make sense of his life when, after an accidental slip, he suffered memory loss. His fluke brain injury meant that everything he knew about his previous 46 years was wiped clean, and he was left with unbearable headaches, a family he didn't know, a job he couldn't do, and more questions than a toddler. Writing with the help of his wife, Joan, and journalist-novelist Rother, this memoir perfectly captures Bolzan's desperation and confusion. Even as the writers do a good job keeping up the suspense as to whether Bolzan's memory will ever come back, the up-and-down relationship between husband and wife, who must find out if they can fall in love all over again while also trying to figure out how to pay the bills and handle their son's heroin addiction, is the emotional glue that holds this work together. What the book lacks is Joan's perspective on what it's like to be with a man who didn't remember marrying her.
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My life deleted
It was well told story. You feel like your not alone. I have a son who is a drug addict. In out of rehabs. It does effect the whole family.
Just an odd book
There was just "something" about the book I didn't like. I can't pinpoint it but maybe it's because the guy seems to take his wealth as a given. I didn't get a sense of any honesty from him. Then I was confused.....how Marc was trus brain injury and how much was "psychological". It left all that out there but didn't explain further!
Inspirational? Wish you could help??? This guy brags about his big house, expensive cars and watches, planes, the number of shoes his wife owns? Paying $300,000 cash for a yacht? Going to Hawaii and "downsizing" to BMW's while he's so broke he has to pay for his son's rehab by credit card? Oh, the "poor" wealthy who have no savings or insufficient insurance!!!! Just because someone can earn a lot of money doesn't necessarily make them smart. I feel stupid for paying $1.99 for this book.