Part investigative tale, part time capsule, And a Bang on the Ear sees Philip painstakingly piece together the events that led up to, and followed, the accidental clash of heads that left him in a coma before waking up to 30 years of pain and paralysis.
Full of hope and humour, rage and rehabilitation, this is an autobiography unlike any other.
Phil Quinlan was a sports-mad fifteen year old when he packed his bag one Sunday morning in 1989 to play a game of football. A clash of heads on the pitch changed his life forever. Falling into a coma, he was given a twenty-five-percent chance to live. He regained consciousness six weeks later, waking to a world filled with pain.
Full of hope and humour, rage and despair, this is Phil’s story of chronic pain and rehabilitation, travelling the globe and finding love.
A hugely inspirational tale of determination to overcome the results of a devastating injury.
An extraordinary memoir
Phil is a true inspiration to anyone suffering from brain injuries.
heartbreaking and heart-warming. It’s devastatingly honest and at the same time entertaining and engaging, a tale worth reading
a must read and such a powerful book. Phil’s own personal story shines a much needed light on brain injury in sport and how one’s life can change forever in one moment, one second
an exceptional book. Superbly written and constructed by @steveohrourke, it's the most originally put together autobiography I've seen in years. Incredible candour and insight from @philquinlan. It's a tough but wonderful read
hard to put down. Such a moving, inspiring, and honest story of rehabilitation and love
powerful, emotional, and immensely readable
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