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...honest, lyrical, and riveting
— Publishers Weekly
A searingly honest story of one woman’s awakening from a coma after her baby’s birth—and her long road back…Unforgettable.”
— Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer
Brilliant and renewing. A spectacular work of reflection, remembering, reconciling, and recovering. Memoir writing at its finest.
— Patricia Raybon, author of My First White Friend and I Told the Mountain to Move
A lyrical, stunning tale of one woman’s return to life. A laughing, weeping story of a family finding their way back home
— Claire Díaz-Ortiz leads social innovation at Twitter, Inc.
“Be careful picking up The Long Awakening because you may be unable to put it down. This is a moving, intimate story, arrestingly written, that glimmers with a keen understand of what matters.”
— John Biewen, audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and editor of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound
Good things often happen when a great story meets a talented storyteller. But Lindsey O’Connor’s grasp of literary journalism gives this personal narrative much more substance than the typical memoir. Strong reporting places her experience in larger contexts that add depth and understanding. A true story in the deepest sense of the word.”
— Jack Hart, author of Storycraft, editor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning stories
“For Lindsey O’Connor, surviving a 47-day coma was only prologue to a miraculous story of science, doubt, faith, and love. Hers is an astonishing narrative, courageously told.
— David Schulman, former senior producer for BBC's Americana and creator of public radio's Musicians in Their Own Words
O’Connor takes us into the groundlessness of intense trauma and reentry, and candidly (sometimes brutally so), shows what it is to resist, receive, and be . . . grace.
— Laura Munson, author of the New York Times and international bestseller This Is Not the Story You Think It Is


Radio and Television Appearances for 
The Long Awakening


Good Morning Vail TV 

Real Life with Beth & Rob

The Channelmom Show

The Dottie Coffman Show

Georgene Rice Show

Hope for Women

In the Market with Janet Parshall

Focus on the Family

Recovery Now

Encouragement Cafe

Today’s Family

Good Morning Ozarks


Dottin the I

Point of View

The Bob Dutko Show

It’s Your Health

This is the Day

Sharkie’s Pep Talk