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Brighton Publishing signs author Lydia Winslow for “Some of My Best Friends Are Brain Damaged”

Author Lydia Winslow reveals a compassionate forty-year friendship between a speech-language pathologist and her numerous brain damaged friends

Lydia Winslow
Lydia Winslow
Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- CHANDLER (AZ)—Brighton Publishing LLC is pleased to announce the signing of Lydia Winslow for her latest work “Some of My Best Friends Are Brain Damaged. After a forty-year career in speech therapy, Author Lydia Winslow presents to her readers the end-product of her passionate endeavors—forty-years of rewarding friendships. “Some of My Best Friends Are Brain Damaged” is scheduled for eBook release in mid-2013 and will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading retailers nationwide. The print version is currently slated for release in late-2013 and will be available through Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

We’ve all experienced, at one time or another, the slight mockeries of the brain-damaged. In our current society, they have, unfortunately, become society’s disturbed—victims in a silent war raged against a terrifying illness. Yet, our warnings persist, “Don’t stare at that person,” as the wheelchair-bound patient with slurred speech passes us by.

With over four decades of experience as a medical speech-language pathologist, author Lydia Winslow has made it her life’s focus to assist this group of ever-misunderstood people in their quest for development, independence, patience, and fortitude.

Some of My Best Friends Are Brain Damaged elevates the reader’s heart to an understanding place, where IQ scores are no longer the standard of understanding and our focus may turn unflinchingly toward humanity’s most notable expression…love.

“Can you imagine yourself ending, not in death but forever changed? That some of my best friends are brain damaged is a fact. These people are forever changed. Befriending each of them has changed me.”

“Ms. Winslow has crossed the hearts of ordinary individuals with the finely tuned words of a grateful poet,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Her charm, wit, and tender heart leap from the pages in this rare exchange of human emotions.”
After graduating from New York University and City University of New York, Lydia Winslow settled into an externship program at the New York, V.A. Hospital.  Afterwards, she would go on to hold a position at a prestigious rehabilitation center in Westchester County and then on to a variety of state psychiatric hospitals and group homes for the multiply handicapped, both in prison and in long-term acute care hospitals. Ms. Winslow cherishes the time she has had with every patient and describes them as “excellent tutors.”

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