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Concussion

By: Frankie Lipman,Michael Lipman
Narrated by: Simon Harvey,Frankie Lipman
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The revealing, confronting and shocking story of how sports-related concussion and the damage it causes can change a family's life.

This is the concussion audiobook everyone has to listen to. Only in the past decade have the consequences of repeated head knocks become better known, and the science is still rapidly catching up. With the discovery of CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, in the brains of deceased football players, it is now known that the onset of a form of dementia, caused by repeated concussions, can strike people as young as those in their thirties and forties.

This is what has happened to Michael Lipman, a former rugby international who came out in public in 2018 as having had a diagnosis of early-onset dementia and probable CTE. With incredible courage and candour, Michael and his wife Frankie Lipman tell their story. For Michael, the damage was already done before he met Frankie. He was a retired footballer in his late thirties, prone to some moments of bizarre behaviour and memory loss when they fell in love. Concussion is both an emotional personal journey and a deep insight into our understanding of CTE—its causes and effects. It's a must-have for anyone involved in contact sports, whether they're players or parents of players. Michael and Frankie's message is urgent, moving and important.

©2022 Michael Lipman and Frankie Lipman (P)2022 W F Howes

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Honest, uncomfortable and sensational.

What a sensational book. Francis and Michael present the confronting truth in regards to concussion and openly show the impact it has had on their lives as a family. This is a story that will relate to many people that played rugby during this era and who may be feeling the consequences now. Many a great tale from Lipmans rugby career are told that any sports fan will enjoy. Highly recommend and send my best wishes to Michael, Francis, Summer and Joey. Cheers.

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