Tuesday, April 8, 2008

STill Alice

Now that my eyes have dried up from crying I can tell you to head over here to read my thoughts on STill Alice. You can also

read an excerpt below (posted with permission of course):
STILL ALICE - A Woman's Struggle Against Alzheimer's


BOSTON, Feb 19, 2008 - Lisa Genova, PhD, has written an amazingly accurate portrayal
of one woman's descent into the darkness of Alzheimer's Disease in her novel STILL
ALICE.

"Powerful, insightful, tragic, inspirational.and all too true." Dr. Alireza Atri,
Massachusetts General Hospital Neurologist

Of the 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's, over 600,000 of them are under the age of
65. In her riveting debut novel, STILL ALICE, Lisa Genova explores one woman's
descent into Alzheimer's during the prime of her life. Written with an extensive
knowledge of the subject, Genova articulately demonstrates the struggle to maintain
balance when your life is spiraling out of control and your biggest enemy is your own
mind. Genova has the esteemed background to support all of the claims made in her book
and the National Alzheimer's Association has officially endorsed the novel.

Alzheimer's is a disease that is being covered more frequently in the mainstream media
and just recently actress Julie Christie was nominated for an Oscar for her role in
"AWAY FROM HER". In the film she portrays a woman suffering from Alzheimer's
disease and brings to the screen the prevalence and attention that this often
misunderstood disease needs.

Praise for STILL ALICE:
"An intensely intimate portrait of Alzheimer's seasoned with highly accurate and useful
information about this insidious and devastating disease." Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, co-
author, Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

"A work of pure genius. This is the book that I and many of my colleagues have
anxiously awaited. The reader will journey down Dementia Road in a way that only those
of us with Dementia have experienced. Until now." Charley Schneider, author of Don't
Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet

"With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness
created by Alzheimer's in the mind of the still-too-young and active Alice. A kind of
ominous suspense attends her gathering forgetfulness, and Genova puts us,
sympathetically, right inside her plight. Somehow, too, she portrays the family's response
as a loving one, and hints at the other hopeful response that science will eventually
provide." Mopsy Kennedy, Improper Bostonian

About the book:
STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova
ISBN: 978-0-595-44009-2
Publisher: iUniverse
Date of publish: July 2007
Pages: 300
S.R.P.: $18.95

About the author:
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a BS in biopsychology and
has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is a member of the Dementia
Advocacy and Support Network International, DementiaUSA, and Grub Street Writers.
She writes the blog for the National Alzheimer's Association's VOICE OPEN MOVE
website. She is currently writing her next books, LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S and
LEFT NEGLECTED

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