Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still AliceStill Alice by Lisa Genova

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Page 1:
Even them, more than a year earlier, there were neurons in her head, not far from her ears, that were being strangled to death, too quietly for her to hear them. Some would argue that things were going so insidiously wrong that the neurons themselves initiated events that would lead to their own destruction. Whether it was molecular murder or cellular suicide, they were unable to warn her of what was happening before they died.

Page 252:
“Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is like being branded with a scarlet A.

WHAT a book!!

This is the story of Alice Howland, a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and her struggle to deal with an early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since she wanted to help people like her, she created a group with early onset patients in order to share their problems in common, specially with their own relatives.

The book is brilliant, even if it deals with a though subject but I admire the author’s courage to bring this kind of disease to fiction/non fiction field.

A movie was made based on this book: Still Alice (2014), with Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart.


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