Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

by Sarah Leavitt
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In this powerful memoir the the LA Times calls “moving, rigorous, and heartbreaking," Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand- white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart.

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ISBN-13: 9781616086398
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 903,248
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Sarah Leavitt is a writer and cartoonist. She has published comics, fiction, and nonfiction in magazines, newspapers, and a number of anthologies, including Nobody’s Mother and Beyond
Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About Alzheimer’s Disease. She lives in
Vancouver, British Columbia.

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