Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Book Review

(The cover I have is a little different, I just couldn't get a pic of it)

I haven't done too many book reviews and it's not because I don't love books. My problem with books is that I start to read them and often can't put them down until I finish them. This wouldn't be that big of a problem if I didn't have kids, a house to clean, rooms to paint, volunteer work...basically a life.

Well, the last 2 days were neglectful on my part because I read Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It is a book about a 50 year old female Harvard Professor who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. It was interesting, scary, thought provoking and heart breaking. I cried through a good portion of it. One point that stuck with me was when Alice said that she wished she had cancer because at least that was something that you could fight.

The even better part of this book is the author because I know her! Her daughter is on the same jump rope team as my daughter, I have known her husband's family for a long time and she went to Bates (and we even overlapped a year although I did not know her there). She is very sweet and the book has taken off and she has been traveling everywhere to promote it!

So, what are you waiting for? Run out and buy it or take it out of your library, just read it!

3 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

you mean it will make me cry??? CRY??

okay, dammit. I'll look for it.

Caution Flag said...

I don't know if I'm strong enough to read it...

Lisa Genova said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks so much for reading and then blogging about Still Alice!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

And I'm so glad you discovered our Bates connection! We probably walked right by each other in Commons! :)

The tour is going well...fun to be away from changing diapers for a while, but then always so good to come home.

See you at school!
Thanks and Best,
Lisa