NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
The summer before ninth grade, a car accident on a rain-slicked highway flipped author Janna Leyde’s safe and happy world upside down. Since that day, her life has been a journey through the inescapable struggles of her father’s brain injury, a study of her mother’s resilience and unconditional love, and a challenge to find her own identity and acceptance as an adult. In her new book, “He Never Liked Cake” (published by iUniverse), Leyde writes of her life since her father’s accident.
“Brain injury is insidious,” Leyde says. “It’s tricky and tiresome.” Leyde’s coming-of-age memoir encompasses the acute and lasting effects of brain injury, with the author noting there are currently 5.3 million survivors of traumatic brain injury living in the U.S. “He Never Liked Cake” is for those families and survivors who fight for the new normal – and, for everyone, a story about a father and daughter showcasing how to embrace life when it doesn’t work out the way it was planned.
An excerpt from “He Never Liked Cake”:
“It (brain injury, not New York) slaps you with an acute change and then slowly tears away everything you love about a person one piece at a time. And even though brain injury had built my character, just like Gram Margaret had said it would the night we drove home, the night I wished on the stars between the defogger lines, it had always been too much. Sure, it was all for a reason, a reason I had yet to come up with. Years of searching, and I still end up in the backseat, ruminating on God and existence and the consequence of good and evil in humanity. I lived my parents’ struggle. I was their kid. It was my birthright. I owed it to them, to their past, to my childhood, to our old happiness.”
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times Best-selling author of “May Cause Miracles,” describes “He Never Liked Cake” as, “This is the real Deal. Janna Shares her beautifully honest journey to finding unconditional love and acceptance.”
“He Never Liked Cake”
By Janna Leyde
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452568287
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452568263
E-Book | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452568270
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Janna Leyde is a writer and certified yoga teacher. She is a regular contributor to health and wellness magazines and websites and has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. She grew up near Pittsburgh, Pa., and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. “He Never Liked Cake” is her first book.
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