The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ashok Rajamani
Narrator: Ashok Rajamani
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Disorders & Diseases
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2015
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 53 minutes
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After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to be reborn, relearning the most basic of things, piecing together a past, reclaiming a life, and coping with the societal prejudice inflicted on those with traumatic injury. With humor, spirit, and insight, he describes the catastrophic event (his brain exploded just before his brother s wedding!), as well as the long, difficult recovery period. In the process, he introduces readers to his family his principal support group, as well as a constant source of frustration and amazement. Irreverent, coruscating, at times shocking, but always revelatory, this audio production of his critically acclaimed memoir takes the listener into unfamiliar territory, much like the experience Alice had when she fell down the rabbit hole. That Ashok lived to tell the story is miraculous; that he tells it with such aplomb is simply remarkable."

Author Details

Author Details

Rajamani, Ashok

Heralded by Barnes & Noble as one of the "Great New Writers of 2013," Ashok Rajamani is an internationally published author, poet, artist, essayist, radio host, and activist in New York City. At the age of twenty-five, he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage due to an undetected birth defect. Though he survived, he was left with bisected blindness, epilepsy, distorted hearing, erratic amnesia, metal staples in his brain, and, ultimately, a carved skull courtesy of open brain surgery. Ashok's amazing survival resulted in his triumphant memoir, The Day My Brain Exploded: A T