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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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Overview

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: 836,655
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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