In 1963, J.T. took an ill-advised ride in a '59 Hot Rod Chevy and regained consciousness 28 days later. The diagnosis was simple: brain damage. J.T.'s often humorous journey from orphanage to U.S. Marines and beyond teaches him that adversity is a fact of life. His unflinching description of his ongoing recovery and his unique insights into the thought processes of someone with "drain bamage" will be uncharted territory for most readers, but it's well worth the trip.
"Damage to my big USMC pride would be an ongoing occurrence. On more than one occasion I have found myself, for no apparent reason, sitting squarely on my posterior. But I have learned two positive things about falling. First: getting back on my feet has become easier with every fall. Second: living with embarrassment won't kill you."
Until the Cows Come Home is an inspiring account of triumph over adversity--the sort of triumph that J.T. sincerely believes could be achieved by any one of us if we have faith, a healthy sense of humor, and (although he never comes right out and says it) a certain level of practicality.