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Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell
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Jun 05, 2018 | 272 Pages
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“A brave and illuminating journey inside the mind, heart, and life of a person with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.”—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice

“Remarkable . . . Mitchell gives such clear-eyed insight that anyone who knows a person living with dementia should read this book.”The Times (London)

“A landmark book . . . The best reward for [Mitchell’s] courage and candour would surely be fundamental changes in the way people with dementia are treated by society.”—Financial Times

“This memoir, with its humour and its sense of resilience, demonstrates how the diagnosis of dementia is not a clear line that a person crosses; they are no different . . . than they were the day before.”—Nicci Gerrard, The Observer

“You’ve seen recently a spate of new books based on those with Alzheimer’s disease—June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month—but you haven’t seen one like this. . . . [Somebody I Used to Know] is a nonfiction account of the disease told from the front lines. . . . With personal and poetic precision, Mitchell does what she set out to do: help erase the stigma associated with early onset dementia and offer an intimate, sometimes disturbing, glimpse into her post-it note life as she crafts a legacy of who she is, even on the days when the mist is overwhelming.”Mountain Times

“Hauntingly hopeful.”Family Circle

Somebody I Used to Know is the inspiring story of [Mitchell’s] positive outlook, her dedication to educating others, and how she’s fought to outsmart the disease for as long as possible.”—Hello Giggles

“This memoir will open readers’ eyes to the struggles and successes of those diagnosed with dementia as well as provide insight for their caregivers.”Library Journal (starred review)

Somebody I Used to Know is both an indispensable guide for people grappling with the consequences of a dementia diagnosis and a stirring account of courage in the face of devastating loss.”Booklist (starred review)

“A sensitive, affective, and moving chronicle of how a woman with Alzheimer’s has refused to let the disease completely rule her life. . . . In this moving, well-written memoir, [Wendy] Mitchell relates how her life inevitably changed. . . . [She] obviously refuses to give up, as evidenced by her writing this poignant statement of her life after the diagnosis.”Kirkus Reviews

“This is an eloquent and poignant book. Those of us who have gone on the heartbreaking journey of losing a loved one to dementia have wondered what they were feeling. Wendy Mitchell’s courageous and unflinching account lets us know.”—Patti Davis, author of The Long Goodbye

“I am so impressed with Wendy Mitchell’s attitude and ability to explain her experience—she is both an inspiration and a guide. I think this book will be extremely helpful to people who are trying to come to terms with dementia, in their own lives or the lives of their family and friends.”—Michael Palin

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