Tangles A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

ISBN-10: 1616086394
ISBN-13: 9781616086398
Edition: N/A
Authors: Sarah Leavitt
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Description: In this powerful memoir the New York Times called a poignantaccount, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformedher mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand-white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

In this powerful memoir the New York Times called a poignantaccount, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformedher mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand-white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares herfamily’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock,denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope,and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvardeducatedintellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words;Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker,but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife;Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together asthey join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexityof Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memoriesand dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter thatwill never come apart.

Sarah Leavitt is a curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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