Jean-Dominique Baubywas born in France in 1952. He attended school in Paris. After working as a journalist for a number of years, Bauby became the editor-in-chief ofEllemagazine in Paris in 1991. On December 8, 1995 he had a stroke which left him with the condition known as locked-in syndrome. Bauby died on March 9, 1997, two days after the French publication ofThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly. He was the father of two children, Theophile and Celeste.Bauby, Jean-Dominique is the author of 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (MTI)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780307389251 and ISBN 0307389251.