Between Heaven and Hell by David Talbot

February 5, 2020
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Between Heaven and Hell

By David Talbot

Chronicle Prism

David Talbot made an impact on the American media scene as an author, journalist and founder/CEO of the early web magazine Salon. His book Season of the Witch, a paean to the vibrant San Francisco of the Sixties became a national best seller. On Friday, November 17, 2017, while negotiating the tortuous progress from book to screen of his work on the Kennedy assassinations, sixty-six year old Talbot suffered a stroke at home. Termed a “stuttering stroke” which took forty-eight hours to conclude, it didn’t kill him—but totally altered his life.

… an indispensable help for all those who survive strokes and those who care for survivors in the aftermath.

Between Heaven and Hell recounts the incredible journey Talbot made from apparent wellness to stroke survivor, a journey that is still ongoing thanks to loving support from his family and friends. Told with a journalist’s eye and a generous leavening of humor, Talbot’s story touches on the “Mad Hatter’s tea party” that is Hollywood, the condition of critical health services in America, current politics, and his own day-by-day state of being. Talbot’s humility, gratitude and pragmatism form the thread for this autobiography. His love for his family, friends and the city of San Francisco shines through the narrative. Between Heaven and Hell should be an indispensable help for all those who survive strokes and those who care for survivors in the aftermath.

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