The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece and a bestseller in France, it is now a major motion picture directed by Julian Schnabel. / The acclaimed number one bestseller re-issued with a stunning new jacket to tie-in with the upcoming film / 'One of the great books of the century' Financial Times
Jean-Dominique Bauby was born in 1952. He was the Editor-in-Chief of French Elle Magazine. He died on 9 March 1997.
'Everyone in the country should own at least one copy.' Guardian 'The most extraordinary book of the year.' Daily Telegraph 'Read this book and fall back in love with life.' Edmund White 'The most remarkable memoir of our time.' Cynthia Ozick 'Life-enhancing and devastating in equal measure -- everyone should read it' Gloss magazine