Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

This was a great book...I thought it was fascinating to read about Alzheimer's from the point of view of the person that was experiencing it.  I imagine this might be hard for some people to read, but if you know someone with early on-set Alzheimer's it might be helpful to see things from their perspective.  It is a fiction book, but the author did extensive research on the disease before writing it.  It's a story that really makes you think about things.  Totally worth reading.  I gave it 5 out of 5 on goodreads.

Summary from Goodreads.com:
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life--and her relationship with her family and the world--forever.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Judith Guest's Ordinary People

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

This is in my stack to read!!