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.


The book can be viewed here

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s