Man Who Forgot How To Read by Howard EngelMan Who Forgot How To Read by Howard Engel

Man Who Forgot How To Read

byHoward Engel

Paperback | December 23, 2008

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One morning, prolific and bestselling crime novelist Howard Engel awoke to discover he had lost the ability to read. He had experienced a stroke that left him with the rare condition known as alexia sine agraphia—he could write, but as soon as he committed his thoughts to the page, he no longer knew what they were. Other effects of the stroke emerged over time, but none were as dramatic and devastating as this one for a man who made his living working with words.
     The Man Who Forgot How to Read is the warm, insightful and fascinating story of Engel’s fight to overcome a condition that threatened to end his career. Engel’s remarkable triumph over his affliction—he was finally able to write again and produced another bestselling Benny Cooperman detective novel, Memory Book—will inspire his fans and fascinate anyone interested in the mysteries of the human brain.

HOWARD ENGELis the creator of the enduring and beloved detective Benny Cooperman, who, through his appearance in 12 bestselling novels, has become an internationally recognized fictional sleuth. Two of Engel’s novels have been adapted for TV movies, and his books have been translated into several languages. He is the winner of numerous...
Title:Man Who Forgot How To ReadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:December 23, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554684080

ISBN - 13:9781554684083

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?What makes Howard Engel a common hero is the way he coped with a rare, devastating affliction.. . . His memoir charts a long journey as it recounts his bafflement, frustration, forbearance and eventual triumph.?