Her Beautiful Brain: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Arlene was a twice-divorced, once-widowed copper miner's daughter who raised six kids singlehandedly and went back to college at forty so she could support her family. In her late fifties, she started showing signs of Alzheimer's disease-and in the two decades that followed, her children were forced to stand helplessly by as their mother's once-beautiful brain was slowly choked by plaques and tangles. In this poignant memoir, Ann Hedreen gives shattering insight into what it is to watch your mother-a woman you once thought of as invincible-begin to disappear. From Seattle to Haiti to the mine-gouged Finntown neighborhood in Butte, Montana where Arlene was born and raised, Her Beautiful Brain tells the heartbreaking story of a daughter's love for a mother lost in the wilderness of an unpredictable and harrowing illness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781938314926
ISBN-10: 1938314921
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Pages: 196
Language: English