The diving bell and the butterfly a memoir of life in death jean dominique bauby jeremy leggatt on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1995 jean dominique bauby was the editor in chief of french elle the father of two young childen. Again and again he returns to an inexhaustible reservoir of sensations keeping in touch with himself and the life around him jean dominique bauby died two days after the french publication of the diving bell and the butterfly this book is a lasting testament to his life. The diving bell and the butterfly original french title le scaphandre et le papillon is a memoir by journalist jean dominique baubyit describes his life before and after suffering a massive stroke that left him with locked in syndrome the french edition of the book was published on march 7 1997. The diving bell of the title is the sheer weight of his useless body but the butterfly is the human spirit that flies free a wonderful and moving memoir following a catastrophic stroke jean dominique bauby spent several weeks in a coma then wakened to a new reality. The diving bell and the butterfly a memoir of life in death by jean dominique bauby and jeremy leggatt jun 23 1998 46 out of 5 stars 506
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