Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O'Briens. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, CNN, and NPR. Her TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's, has been viewed over 2 million times.
Fifty-year-old Alice Howland, a highly respected linguistics professor, suddenly begins feeling disoriented and confused. Her diagnosis-early-onset Alzheimer's-irrevocably changes her life as well as the lives of her husband and three grown children. First-time novelist Genova holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and writes an online column for the National Alzheimer's Association. These qualifications help to make her story realistic and compelling. Genova reads her own work, conveying meaning through emphasis and inflection. Of interest to all listeners. [Audio clip available through www.simonandschuster.-com.-Ed.]-Joanna M. Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Lib., Providence Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even
imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer's journey
that I have read. -- Mark Warner, Alzheimer's Daily News
A work of pure genius. -- Charley Schneider, author of Don't Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet
After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.' -- Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe
Heartbreaking. -- The Cape Cod Chronicle
Heartbreakingly real.... So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn't put it down....Still Alice is a story that must be told. -- Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come. -- Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds
With a master storyteller's easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice's surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you. -- Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don't Leave Me This Way
With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's. -- The Improper Bostonian