Skip to main content

A Writer Reports on His Own Brain Surgery.

Writer Steve Fishman. Fishman suffered a brain hemorrhage while in Nicaragua several years ago. His book, "A Bomb in the Brain," is a first person account of that experience and the subsequent surgery that left him with a mild form of epilepsy. (Rebroadcast. Original date 12/21/88).


Other segments from the episode on April 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 2, 1990: Interview with Steve Fishman; Interview with Gerry Mulligan; Review of the television show "Twin Peaks."


Transcript currently not available.

Transcripts are created on a rush deadline, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of Fresh Air interviews and reviews are the audio recordings of each segment.

You May Also like

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


Recently on Fresh Air Available to Play on NPR


Questlove spins the soundtrack of his life in 'Music is History'

In his new book, Roots co-founder Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson starts in 1971 and moves year-by-year through his life, writing about memories, turning points and the songs he listened to.


In 'Maid,' a single mother struggles to make it on minimum wage

While raising her young daughter, Stephanie Land cleaned houses to scrape by. It was back-aching work for low pay. Her memoir inspired the Netflix series, Maid. Originally broadcast Jan. 29, 2019.

There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.


Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue