It's an interesting read and only occasional profane. It gets raw sometimes, as Mandell describes what he's thinking and feeling. The thing about a stroke is that it can manifest in any one of few different ways. When a dear relative of ours had a stroke, he became an almost literal six-year-old who was angry with me since there was clearly (in his mind) nothing wrong with him and everything in the world wrong with me. He would have become violent if we hadn't convinced him that we were going to punch him in the face. We actually drew our fist back, so as to be poised for believability. He was undergoing psychoses as well.
In this sense, we feel that it's easy to identify with the author. Granted, his stroke was completely different. However, there are a few similarities. Mandell is also occasionally funny.
Overall, it's short, well-written and to-the-point. You owe yourself a read if you think that you will ever be in this horrendous situation, of either having a stroke yourself, or being in the caregiver position for another who has.
Author: Bob Mandell
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: global book publishers
Date: May 1, 2015