Silver Winner

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Memoir & Personal Journey Category

Identity Theft follows Stanford professor Debra Meyerson’s journey to recover from a severe stroke. Identity Theft provides a valuable look at the broad possibilities for successfully navigating the challenging physical recovery and equally difficult emotional journey toward rebuilding one’s identity and a rewarding life after a trauma like stroke.

Identity Theft is a book full of hope for survivors that centers on Debra’s experience: her stroke, her extraordinary efforts to recover, and her journey to redefine herself. Deb draws on her skills as a social scientist, sharing stories from fellow survivors, family members, friends, colleagues, therapists, and doctors.

Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman have created Stroke Onward, a non-profit initiative of the Social Good Fund. Stroke Onward will provide survivors, families and caregivers with more resources to help them navigate the journey to rebuild their identities and rewarding lives.