Acclaimed author Kimberly Davis Basso will visit the Hill Road Library at 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, to present her inspirational book, I'm a Little Brain Dead. Basso’s book is a thoughtful and humorous take on her experience as a stroke survivor.
Four years ago, Kimberly Davis Basso had a stroke. Home alone with her second grader and her baby, she was in serious trouble. Faced with a medical crisis, she found the humor in everything. From surviving a stroke to surviving a zombie apocalypse, I'm a Little Brain Dead is alarmingly irreverent. Even Kimberly's hero, her eight-year-old daughter, adds to the mayhem in the weeks following her stroke.
No matter how critical or ridiculous the situation, Kimberly abides by their family rule: "Panicking never helps." You'll get an inside look at being a middle-aged stroke patient as she hosts a neurological event, juggles doctors, undergoes a heart procedure, and asks the really big question—how tiny is tiny when it refers to dead tissue?
What would you do? Are you prepared to have a medical crisis, unable to speak or walk? Would your kids know what to do? It's time to make an escape plan. Kimberly will walk (or rather shuffle) readers through her experience in an honest, hilarious look at the site of the world's smallest zombie apocalypse - her brain.
A native of the Boston area, Kimberly has always been a writer—of stories, of plays, and of lists. She worked as a stage director and producer for nearly twenty-five years, and still occasionally hits the boards. Five cross country moves put her in touch with some amazing people in San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and back to Los Angeles (where she currently enjoys good health). Kimberly enjoys her family (one husband, two children, several pets) and her family enjoys road trips and roller coasters.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Hill Road Library at (805) 677-7180.