Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke, co-authored by Debra Meyerson and her eldest son, Danny Zuckerman, took five years and a lot of determination to write. Released in 2019, the book conveys Debra’s triumphs and struggles following the stroke that stole her identity and almost her life.
Much more than a memoir, Debra draws on her skills as a social scientist and interviews with dozens of fellow survivors, family, friends, caregivers, physicians, therapists and other professionals to explore the often overlooked emotional journey of stroke recovery. An inspiring read, the book assures survivors and those that care for and about them that they are not alone. It helps them cope with the forced changes to identity caused by stroke and other illnesses or trauma that rob people of important capabilities.
The book and the lessons learned while writing it laid the foundation for Stroke Onward. All author proceeds from the sale of Identity Theft will help fund Stroke Onward’s future work. For more about the book visit: identitytheftbook.org.