Pat and Roald

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  • Title: Pat and Roald
  • Author: Barry Farrell
  • Published by: Random House, 1969, USA
  • Description: At the height of her acting career, Patricia Neal suffered a near fatal stroke. This is the story of her remarkable recovery.
  • My Verdict: “This book was written by a journalist in close contact with the Dahl family and chronicles the period following Patricia Neal’s strokes. Popularized the idea that Dahl’s ‘tough love’ is what ultimately enabled Neal to make a full recovery. She later used her autobiography As I Am to counter many of Farrell’s statements that she felt were unfair. It’s interesting reading, at any rate, and would be especially useful to anyone related to a stroke victim.”
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