Brain Go Boom!

A book as remembered by a giant, ruptured brain aneurysm survivor

May 11, 2022 Update:

6,492 (+) Readers 

Readers Reviews: ​

Readers overwhelming response:"I could not put it down"

Your book’s flow was impeccable; transitioning from reality to educational statistics without getting sidetracked. You told as you saw it.  Brain Go Boom is a truly motivational, emotional and amazing read. Great job!


I read Brain Go Boom last night.  I downloaded and started reading at 10:30PM.  I couldn’t put the book down.  At 4:30 AM. I was still reading, but realized I need to get to bed or Sunday would be a very tough day.  I slept until 11AM, got up and just finished your book.  Wow.  I want thank you for sharing your experience.  I knew your road was difficult, but I couldn’t image the challenges you faced (still face).  Now, I have an idea.  Both you and Laura are amazingly strong people, I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am that you have each other.  I have no words to express how I feel after finishing your book.  I want to cry, but I feel such a sense of victory. You, my friend, are a true inspiration, a true survivor!  Again, I have no words, except thank you.PS – I am definitely donating to the Wounded Warrior cause, right after I send this to you.

Karen F.
I started reading your book and have been so moved and touched by it. I love that you continue to have your sense

of humor even through the difficulty and frustration. I found that I can’t read it at work; because there was too many times that I just couldn’t help the tears (and laughter!). I knew the story, and met you after all of it happened, but now I have a new appreciation and understanding of it. Having two daughters also touched me in that I know how much of a delicate balance it is between parent and child, especially father/daughter, trying to keep on going, put on a brave face and be strong since you’re their hero, protector and  first man in their lives.


Your book was truly inspirational. It was a terrific read. I cried multiple times but laughed even more. It is amazing what a great support group of people can do to help someone they love get through the BOOM that you have lived the past 5 years. Whatever bumps you encounter in the future, know that there are many people that are there and willing to help any way possible. The fact after all you and your family have been through, you had the courage and strength to write this book to help others in need, is the reason that Jesus wanted you to be his living angel on Earth. I will encourage others to read it. This book will help more people than you could have ever imagined. Laura is an amazing wife just to put up with you period. The strength and tireless effort displayed by her during these past 5 years shows the love that she has for you. You didn't quit and she didn't either. What a great display of LOVE that has been taught to your daughters. Keep doing the things that mean the most to you. Believe it or not, you help people every day just by being you. The old COOP and the new COOP is still the same person. Screw the RED LIGHTS, you can't fix stupid. You are an inspiration to all.


I can't put it down!!!! It's incredible!!! Your account of the story makes me feel so much better...relieved almost. Probably makes zero sense, huh? The fact that you were trying to put yourself in everyone else's shoes (Laura's/your friends etc) is a true testament to your love and concern for others. This book couldn't have come to me at a better time in my life. 

Clearly you and your beautiful family are doing well...God bless you all. You are awesome!!!


By reading your book, I felt like I was a fly on the wall, following your journey all while going through a box of tissues crying during the sad moments and almost peeing my pants in laughter, during the funny moments. This is a truly inspirational and well written survival story.


This story is amazing and a must read! We all think we have problems and some of us do, however most of us will never experience a struggle like this.


This was an excellent read. There was thoughtful consideration coupled with a detailed recollection of true events. It brought me to points of honest laughter and defeating crying episodes. It provided me with a deeper understanding of someone with a brain injury. I didn't want it to end.  I look forward to spreading the word and telling others about it. Thank you for writing this book. It will touch any reader. It will provide an important motivation to everyone, not just to those with brain injuries. Excellent!


I know you still will face challenges in the future, but I have absolutely no doubt that you will find your way of helping people overcome their similar challenges. You will become a patient advocate and help countless people. I know this without a doubt in my mind. I will take better notice to always try to see people who may need help or an encouraging word. "Red light" will now be in my vocabulary and I will try to never be one.


You are an inspiration to all!!  Thank you...thank you!!  I have passed your website link on to my sisters and have spread to word to many.  I hope that you and your family are well!  I will  keep you in my prayers!


I can't tell you enough how much I am enjoying your book.   You are an unbelievable writer.  I don't read nearly enough in life.  Too many times I get bored partially through a book.  ...not with yours.  Can't put it down.  What a motivation.  I love the part where you speak of red lights and yellow lights.  I get sad and hope I have never treated anyone like that.  ...but the reality, being human, I am sure I have.  Even though I can't remember, wow do I have more prayers to give, and compassion to share in my life.  Thank you.  You are right, we "never know the battles people are fighting in their life."  I guess if we look though the eyes of Jesus and looked at everyone as a brother or sister that shouldn't be so hard.  ...very moving my friend.  Thank you for writing this.  I will give more compassion to others.  I am sure compassion has no limits.