Thursday, January 7, 2010

Still Alice, Now In Cheap Format!

I am super excited about this book! The Trade paperback version has been out for awhile now, but I just can't justify spending $15 on a paperback book when I know that it'll be destroyed by the time I'm done with it. Enter: the new Mass Market version available for $7.99 + employee discount!! That, I can handle parting with for a paperback.

Still Alice is about a lady (Alice) who gets Alzheimer's disease and how it affects her life. Unlike other books, though, the story is told from the perspective of the person who has Alzheimer's instead of the view of those around her. Here's a quote from the back cover:

"Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early onset Alzheimer's disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People."

This book has been used in lots of the local book groups and in the past I've had good luck trusting their picks. Lets hope that this one is just as good. ^_^

No comments: