By Gretel Ehrlich
A strong chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self.
Winner of the Whiting award.
After nature author Gretel Ehrlich was once struck by means of lightning close to her Wyoming ranch and nearly died, she launched into a painstaking and visionary trip again to the land of the dwelling. With assistance from a rare heart specialist and the companionship of her cherished puppy Sam, she avidly explores the typical and non secular global to make experience of what occurred to her. We keep on with as she combs each inch of her new domestic at the California coast, attends a practice of lightning-strike sufferers, and is going on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her concentration inward, exploring the tiny yet both attention-grabbing environment of the human middle, and culminated in a stunningly attractive description of open-heart surgery.
“A fabulous paintings of art.”—Los Angeles occasions publication Review
“This eclectic chronicle of restoration bargains tours into neurobiology, cardiology, the lore and technological know-how of lightning, and the clinical literature of lightning damage. . . . Evocative writing and plenty of interesting facts.”—The ny instances publication evaluation
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Extra resources for A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning
But I knew that I had to try to be a real actress, and start as soon as possible. I certainly wasn’t going to follow the paths imagined by my parents, who never took my show business yearnings seriously. They kept trying to talk me into being a dental hygienist, so I could meet a nice dentist, who would then take care of me. That was after I got braces, which means it probably occurred to Mom after she bitched and moaned about the price. ” In other words, stewardess. They said if I became a “stew,” I could fly for free.
Pathetic, I know. It’s really no different than how I am with US Weekly today. I guarantee you I went to maybe one meeting of student council, but I was there on picture day! I was a cheerleader, too. Don’t get excited. I was a soccer cheerleader. It doesn’t get nerdier than that. I was fired from the soccer cheerleading squad after one year, which I believe to this day is unprecedented. You have to understand, no one went to the soccer games. In fact, I believe part of my duties as a cheerleader was to bake brownies for the team.
My brother left the room, and in two seconds this grown man pulled me onto his knee, and before my preteen brain could even process what this was, he jammed his tongue down my throat. Our teeth tapped. It’s odd, the details you remember. It was over in a minute maybe, and my thoughts ran to Bleeccch! What was THAT? I stood up, and then he casually went downstairs like nothing had happened. This guy ended up cooking dinner for my family that night. Tacos, I recall, which we all thought were pretty exotic.
A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning by Gretel Ehrlich