Episode 175: Debra Meyerson on "Identity Theft"

Transcript for EP #175: Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke.  Being able to speak and write were central to Debra Meyerson's career as a tenured professor at Stanford University, where her work revolved around diversity, gender, identity and organizational change. But when she suffered a severe stroke that nearly killed her, the career by which Debra defined herself was gone - cut short by her stroke. In this interview Debra and her son Danny Zuckerman, co-authors of the book, "Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke," talk about Debra's extraordinary efforts to recover and her journey to redefine herself after her traumatic event. "Identity Theft" also includes stories of fellow stroke survivors and highlights the emotional journey in recovery and what family members and partners go through. The authors share how their family's lives changed as a result of Debra's stroke and talk about the hard work needed to regain everyday capabilities.