What I’m Reading – Still Alice

Do you love the save feature on Facebook as much as I do?  I’m constantly saving posts, especially when someone asks for book recommendations and they get a good response.  Recently I did this and saw that a mutual friend had suggested, “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova.

“… just because [butterflies’] lives were short didn’t mean they were tragic… See, they have a beautiful life.” ― Lisa Genova, Still Alice

Still Alice provides a haunting, yet beautiful, first person account of a 50-year old woman’s diagnosis of Early On-set Alzheimer’s. What I loved about this book is that it is so moving, that despite the fact it wasn’t an easy subject to read about, I couldn’t put it down, and cannot stop thinking about it now that I’ve finished it.  I think most readers would be hard-pressed not to find themselves relating to Alice as her disease progresses.  Even if you don’t have first hand experience with a the disease it is easy to put yourself in Alice’s shoes, as the disease changes her life experiences, and it left me even questioning when I have memory lapses.

I would describe this read as emotional, inspiring, yet rewarding, well worth picking up!

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