Bauby, Le scaphandre et Le papillon / the butterfly and the diving bell

This is one of the most amazing of autobiographies … Written with one blinking eyelid. Bauby was paralyzed and had the locked-in syndrome. Learned to communicate somehow to his assistant with a morse-like system of blinking his eyelid to the number of a letter’s place in the alphabet.

This book communicates the preciousness of life. Bauby was a talented editor-in-chief at Elle magazine.

You can read the rest below. En Français.

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The book can be viewed here

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