From neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova comes a story of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis. After a car crash leaves a vibrant mother in her thirties with a traumatic brain disorder called “left neglect,” she learns what truly matters most in life.
Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most.
In this powerful and poignant New York Times bestseller, Lisa Genova explores what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. Left Neglected is an unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to the details, and nourishing what truly matters.
More Than Just a Great Follow-Up!
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book and it's every bit as good as Still Alice. It's also much more than just a "medical" book, with it's artful writing and timely subject matter (about unplugging from our multi-tasking-on-crack lives.) It's also a great Boston-area read like Still Alice, with lots of local places adding to the book's setting.
Just read USA Today this morning and this is what they say about this book's Jan. 4th release. "Genova is a master of getting into the heads of her characters, relating from the inside out what it's like to suffer from a debilitating disease. How she does it we don't know, but she does, and brilliantly."
Couldn't agree more. Can't wait for her third book "Love Anthony" about autism, next year, which I hear takes place on Nantucket.
Wonderful story and excellent narration. Will warm your heart!