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Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403714
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,542,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Mark McEwen’s Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke is a heartwarming tale of triumph against overwhelming odds. For anyone who has suffered a stroke or knows someone who has, Mark’s words will make them laugh and cry, but mostly will give them hope.”
George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

“Mark McEwen is one of America’s great communicators. Read this book and you’ll learn about the adventures of morning television, but you’ll also find out how love and hard work brought a man who almost died back to life.”
Harry Smith, anchor of The Early Show on CBS

“For the 6 million stroke survivors in this country, this is a book about humility, dignity, courage and never giving up. For the caregivers, it is a book about the trials and tribulations you have come to know all to well, and you will realize you are not alone. For the rest of us, it is a book about what you can do to save a life, including your own. Kudos to celebrity Mark McEwen for the courage to share his stroke recovery journey. He is a true champion, committed to restoring dignity to stroke survivors.”
James Baranski, CEO of the National Stroke Association

“This is a must read for stroke survivors and their medical and non-medical care providers, for it offers a true use of the now popular term "change" for the present and future of our stroke providers, presented by a most talented professional spokesperson for the stroke community in particular, and the communication industry in general. We are most grateful for Mark's leading the charge with this book for a C-change in understanding of stroke.”
Edgar J. Kenton, III, M.D. FAHA, FAAN, Former Chair of the Stroke Medical Advisory Committee, American Stroke Association/American Heart Association --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mark McEwen was a fixture on CBS’s The Early Show from 1987 to 2002, and also worked as a correspondent on the prime-time news magazine 48 Hours. At the time of his stroke, he was an anchor at WKMG-TV in Orlando. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Hanson on July 31, 2008
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I had a cerebellar stroke in March, which caused this communications major and ex-Micrsoft college recruiter to become a disabled person who couldn't talk --overnight and very unexpectely, just like Mark..Mark's book is a good chronolgy of what that feels like and a good inspiration for recovery as he made a 100% comeback.

While I don't have his connections with Bill Cosby or presidents (and admire his newfound verve to use those contacts to get the word out about stoke), I share and admire his drive to recover - and that of his wife to support him...Stroke is not well known, we hear so often about cancer and heart attacks but it is the number one disabler - 455,000 americans will be struck by it this year, or one every 15 seconds...I had none of the prediposing symptoms (high blood pressure/smoker/family history/overweight) yet I still had a stroke and it has changed my life - just like it changed Mark's life into a recovering disabled person who had to learn to slow down and value a second chance at everything..we did not die and there is a distinct silver lining to stroke, which Mark's upbeat book chronicles...it was an easy read and a good boost...a profile in a different kind of courage for friends, family and Mark himself...Unlike many afflications, you CAN recover from stroke...it takes time and oomph.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 13, 2008
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CHANGE IN THE WEATHER: LIFE AFTER STROKE tells of a news anchorman at the peak of his life - and enjoying it - when he suffered a stroke. Mistreatment and misdiagnosis nearly cost him his life - and this memoir documents these issues, also following his rehabilitation from a massive stroke in which he lost some of his greatest gifts. A powerful account of triumph over harrowing physical issues evolves.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Irene M. Saunders on June 9, 2008
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I found Mark's book very informative. I am living with a father that had a stroke last year and it was interesting to compare the stroke and recovery process. The major differences between the stories is that my father is 81 and I found him within five minutes of the stroke so he was able to benefit from the clot busting medication. Many of the rehab exercises for my father are similar to Mark's. Until I read this book I had not been able to get this information from someone that had experienced stroke or was caregiver for a stroke patient. All too often when I spoke to someone that had a loved one suffer a stroke their story usually ended with a death shortly after the stroke. I'm thankful I found him so quickly and that he survived the clot busting medicine. They let you know when you sign the consent that your loved one might not survive it. That is an awesome responsibility for anyone. I've encouraged everyone I know to talk to their loved ones so they will know how you feel should they every have to make that decision for you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Jackson on October 13, 2008
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I often wondered what had happened to one of my very favorite TV personalities! Ironically, I have had several strokes over the past year and came across his book! I found it helpful and encouraging.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By George Craig Jr. on June 11, 2008
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MarkMcEwen has written an excellent book for those who have had a stroke or are caring for someone who has had one. His positive message is one of hope for all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann E. Duffy on February 9, 2013
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I know Mark from high school and ran into him 20 years later in Hollywood. So, I was interested in his story. I couldn't put it down, but I have a personal interest. He is a wonderful person and very multi faceted. I was so sad to hear about his stroke, but cheering his recovery. His book was helpful and knowledgeable. I hope to see him on TV someday soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ramon E. Hall on November 27, 2009
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Mark McEwan did a good job of describing his recovery; however, he did not put sufficient emphasis on the need for and benefits of agressive therapy. To be an aid to others who have a relationship with a stroke victim, his therapy program and its intended results should have been discussed in more detail.
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