Overview of Brain Injury

Mindstorms: Living with Traumatic Brain Injury by John W. Cassidy

  • The best book to give you a quick overview

Head injury (The Facts) by Audrey Daisley

  • Quick overview

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility by Garry Prowe

  • What families might need to know the first few days and weeks after an injury

Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury by Walter M. High

  • A clinical overview of what to expect when a survivor begins rehabilitation


Clinical Practice, Scientific Research, and Policy

Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice by Nathan Zasler MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM

  • Clinical practice and scientific research

Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury : Devastation, Hope, and Healing by William J. Winslade

  • A look at brain injury from a public policy and health insurance perspective

Missing Pieces: Mending the Head Injury Family by Marilyn Colter Maxwell

  • Addresses family challenges when a loved one has a head injury

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge

  • A description of the remarkable plasticity of the brain

Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief by Pauline Boss

  • Dealing with the emotional aspect of the loss


Personal Narratives

Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out by Claudia L. Osborn

  • A survivor telling her story of recovery

I’ll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury by Kara L. Swanson

  • One of the best survivor narratives

Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury by Lynsey Calderwood

  • Survivor narrative

TBI Hell: A Traumatic Brain Injury Really Sucks by Geo Gosling

  •  Survivor memoir – directed at young men

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Novel by Tim Laskowski

  • Survivor narrative directed at young men

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformationby Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and Norman Doidge

  • Survivor narrative and scientific findings

LEFT Neglected by Lisa Genova

  • Survivor narrative

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

  • Survivor narrative

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

  • Survivor narrative

Don’t Leave Me This Way by Julia Fox Garrison

  • Survivor narrative

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin

  • Survivor narrative

Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury by Cathy Crimmins

  • Caregiver narrative

Being with Rachel: A Personal Story of Memory and Survival by Karen Brennan

  • Caregiver narrative

Crooked Smile: One Family’s Journey Toward Healing by Lainie Cohen

  • Caregiver narrative

A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

  • Caregiver narrative