Book Review: Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm

Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm

by Robert Wintner

Brainstorm narrates a cerebral aneurysm in the immediate family and the onslaught of trauma, non-communication and overwhelming legality. Brainstorm follows a conscientious couple seeking participation in the process, to no avail.

Writing from experience, Wintner combines decades on the high seas and below the surface with a literary style honed to efficiency. “Sometimes events in our lives bear striking similarities, like banking into a curve at eighty, or kissing my wife minutes before brain surgery,” says Wintner.  “I wonder if I’m over my head, hope I’m not, and proceed as if I can get through this.”

Robert Wintner is Snorkel Bob, Hawaii’s largest reef outfitter, and has written fifteen books, including Pulitzer-nominated In Sweet Magnolia Time and two movie-optioned novels, The Modern Outlaws and Whirlaway.

About the Author:

Robert Wintner’s fiction tends to be led by characters seeking reason in nature. Two of his novels were optioned for movie production in Los Angeles (The Modern Outlaws and Whirlaway).Whirlaway was a Maui County hot book listing for 15 years. One recent novel In a Sweet Magnolia Time (Permanent Press, 2007), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and a recent story collection–Wintner’s Reserve–was a Book ‘n a Beach Chair of the Month Main Selection. Wintner is a focused reef recovery against the saltwater aquarium trade.

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Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and Cerebral Aneurysm
By Robert Wintner
Yucca Publishing
ISBN-10: 1631580205
ISBN-13: 978-1-63158208
Available at “This touching, humorous memoir is the true story of a late ’60s grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable… an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding oneself.”

Amazon Customer Review

This is not your typical medical book – instead this is the book for all of us who have felt terrified and guilty when the one we love is suddenly terribly sick. This is the Heart of Darkness that is inside all of us, waiting to be released because emotions are just too hard to contain. This is a story of hope, reconciliation with modern medicine and – above all – of love.