In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer’s disease—only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!
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 it’s like to literally lose your mind...
Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.
Having lived with a young grandmother who developed Alzheimer's in her 50s, this was spot on. Wonderful (and scary) story. The only issue I had was with the narrator. I understand the author was the narrator but it drove me batty to listen to her say the word "alzheimer's" because she kept saying it as "altzheimer's" and I was literally cringing throughout the audiobook because of that one issue--there's no "T" ! Other than that, I really, really enjoyed the story.
Can't escape the truth....
After reading this book, it reminded me that we so easily discount the individual as soon as we hear the word Alzhiemers or dementia. They are still human, they are still able to communicate their desires, wishes and needs. I for one as a nurse will be even more diligent in listening to their voice and not be in such a rush to make my own conclusion. Wonderfully told by the one suffering from the disease, I found this book thought provoking and life altering as in my career as a nurse will forever be changed in how I approach the patients and their families when they are in my care.....Brave sould to put this all out there, stripped down and vulnerable.
Voice too monotone
I felt like the reader of this book did not do it justice. I felt her representation was too monotone and lacking emotion. I would have liked it better if I had read the actual book or if there was a new reader.