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Read online Still Alice.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Still Alice Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a year old woman s sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer s disease written by first time author Lisa Genova who holds a Ph D in neuroscience from Harvard University .

Alice Howland happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her she receives a devastating diagnosis early onset Alzheimer s disease Fiercely independent Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment even as her sense of self is being stripped away In turns heartbreaking inspiring and terrifying Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what s it s like to literally lose your mind by Lisa Genova

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Still Alice
Title:Still Alice
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ISBN:0595440096
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Number of Pages:292
Category:Contemporary, Fiction, Psychology, Book club, Adult fiction
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Sarah Nickerson is like any other career driven supermom in Welmont the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob faithful nanny and three children Lucy Charlie and nine month old Linus p Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting shuttling the kids to soccer day care and piano lessons convincing her son s teacher that he may not in fact have ADD and making it home in time for dinner it s a wonder this over scheduled over achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe p p A self confessed balloon about to burst Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller Until one fateful day while driving to work and trying to make a phone call she looks away from the road for one second too long In the blink of an eye all the rapidly moving parts of her jam packed life come to a screeching halt p p A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world and for once Sarah relinquishes control to those around her including her formerly absent mother Without the ability to even floss her own teeth she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future p p Now as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal Sarah must learn that her real destiny her new true life may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach if only she slows down long enough to notice p, Enjoy the best of Lisa Genova s powerful poignant storytelling with this set of her two i New York Times i bestselling novels i Still Alice i and i Left Neglected i br br STILL ALICE br An accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease learns that she is more than what she can remember Now a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics br br LEFT NEGLECTED br A busy multitasking mother in her thirties learns to pay attention to what matters most in life after a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain injury and a bizarre neurological condition called Left Neglect, A virtuoso performance by the i New York Times i bestselling author of i Still Alice i Lisa Genova brings her signature gut wrenching and memorable i Library Journal i starred review on i Inside the O Briens i prose to this stunning novel about finding harmony amidst the most tragic of situations br br Richard an accomplished concert pianist has already suffered many losses in his life the acrimonious divorce from his ex wife Karina the estrangement of his daughter Grace and now a devastating diagnosis ALS a degenerative neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig s disease br br The relentlessly progressive paralysis of ALS begins in the cruelest way possible in his hands As Richard becomes more and more locked inside his body and can no longer play piano or live on his own Karina steps in as his reluctant caregiver Paralyzed in a different way Karina is trapped within a prison of excuses and blame stuck in an unfulfilling life as an after school piano teacher afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman As Richard s muscles voice and breath fade the two struggle to reconcile their past before it s too late br br Poignant powerful and with the staggering insight of Jojo Moyes s i Me Before You i Lisa Genova does for ALS what i Still Alice i did for Alzheimer s i Huffington Post i and delivers a masterful exploration of what it means to find yourself within the most shattering of circumstances, This is a book about living with Alzheimer s not dying with it It is a book about hope faith and humor a prescription far more powerful than the conventional medication available today to fight this disease br br Alzheimer s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U S and the only one of these diseases on the rise More than million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer s or a related dementia about million people worldwide br br Greg O Brien an award winning investigative reporter has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s and is one of those faceless numbers Acting on long term memory and skill coupled with well developed journalistic grit O Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey O Brien is a master storyteller His story is naked wrenching and soul searching for a generation and their loved ones about to cross the threshold of this death in slow motion i On Pluto Inside the Mind of Alzheimer s i is a trail blazing roadmap for a generation both a how to for fighting a disease and a how not to give up