--Laura Diamond, author of Shelter Us and editor of Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood (in print, it's on the back cover of the book)
"The nurse's note read: 'Standing by chair. Standing by sink.' To most of us, these are not accomplishments. To a person recovering from a stroke, they are miracles. For one author, so was writing the sentence, 'I sit.' Or learning to speak again. But fortunately for us, Maureen learned to write again. She brought back this moving book."
--Luke Sullivan, author of Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This and Thirty Rooms To Hide In (in print, it's on the back cover of the book)
"Brave. Wow. Godspeed, Maureen."
--Lee Clow, Director Media Arts, TBWAWorldwide,
Chairman, Media Arts Lab
"Before, Afdre, and After will break your heart, make you smile, and ultimately make you proud to know people like Maureen Twomey breathe the same air we all do."
--Rob Schwartz, Global Creative President, TBWAWorldwide
"I never thought I'd say this and mean it: This book will make you laugh and it will make you cry. It's a joyous, inventive journey through loss and recovery, and Maureen's spirit shines through in this blueprint for living a full, blessed and loving life. Read it now, you fools!!"
--Jeff Kreisler, author of Get Rich Cheating
From the Author
"... Maureen Twomey's nonfiction memoir, Before, Afdre, and After: (My stroke...oh what fun), is written by a wryly funny and brutally honest survivor whose message grabs the reader on the first page and doesn't let go until she finally means it when she says, "the end."...