Book Talk with Local Author Janet Johnson Schliff
July 23rd at 5:30 PM
How Do You Rewrite Your Life’s Script after You’ve Suffered a Massive Brain Tumor? Janet Johnson Schliff was an award-winning special education teacher for 25 years. But, as her abilities began to fade away with no medical explanation, she suffered from obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) behaviors that wreaked havoc on her much-loved teaching career.
A massive brain tumor was discovered, and finally, after brain surgery, the odd behaviors it caused that had ruled her life for years were gone, only to be replaced by a different set of life-long challenges due to her injured brain. Her story will inspire and inform her readers.
Janet holds degrees in special education and education. Her main reasons for writing this book are to try to help other families that have experienced brain injury, a difficult challenge that changes the lives of everyone involved, and to help the community at large understand people with disabilities better. Many of her doctors and therapists are surprised at how well she manages life’s difficulties. A Hudson Valley native, Janet grew up and lived in Red Hook and Rhinebeck and now lives with her Puggle, Happy, in Lake Katrine, NY