The Theft of Memory

The Theft of Memory

Losing My Father, One Day at A Time

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"National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol...tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia."--
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780804140973
0804140979
Branch Call Number: 616.831 K8499K 2015
Characteristics: xi, 302 pages ; 22 cm

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Jun 10, 2017

An extremely articulate memoir - in a way, this is a dual memoir. The award-winning author tells the story of his father's decline into Alzheimer's Disease, but the tale is rich with details from the equally intelligent approach of the father, a clinical psychologist who brought a remarkable amount of self-awareness into the initial stages of his own case. Even transcripts of later correspondence from the father to the son told here offer a fascinating view of the father's trained mind gradually losing its moorings. The book closes with a reflective essay on the process of memory itself, as now understood by neuroscience.

ukiosa Jul 07, 2015

Such a well written story of the end of Kozol's parents lives.

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