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My Mom My Hero: Alzheimer's - A Mother and Daughter's Bittersweet Journey Kindle Edition
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It's difficult to rate a book written honestly, and on such a sensitive topic as Alzheimer's, poorly. At first, I was endeared to Hirsch's forgiveness toward her mother and embrace of the present over relentlessly clinging to the past. And yet, while this theme continues, the book develops none of these notions: there is little exposition to explain to us what Hirsch's mother was like in her younger years, or even what the mother-daughter relationship had been like in contrast to the present day. Further, many chapters leave hanging developments in the "plot;" a chapter will end in concern on one issue, and then never return to that issue in a later chapter. Indeed, the entire book ends this way: abruptly, without any hint to how this story ends.
Many of the chapters return to the same themes over and over again: how proud Hirsch is of her mother's memories, how hurt she is when those memories are gone, how much she wishes she could live closer to her mother, how much she attempts to appreciate the moments she has before her mother's disease progresses further. There is no self-development of the author or in her subject throughout the text, however; it becomes a repetitive nod of the same routine. Even the pictures - which come with each chapter - become recycled.Read more ›
This book shows how we truly have the ability to find the joy in many small moments, as she did with her mom even at the distance, it also shows the joy of knowing the loved one has a feeling of being loved and cared for and how important is that. Lisa invites us all to acknowledge the pain, but also to look for laughter and meaning in the journey.
I was rather disappointed with this book. I found the posts written on the blog to be redundant and there was very little insight on the disease itself. There were some poignant moments, but overall it was lacking depth. I just never connected to the book, losing interest early on. My rating - 2 Stars.
From the book - I've often described her mind like a blank canvas. It is amazing that Alzheimer's can just remove one's life, as if it never existed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a odd book in format. However it changed how I look at every event in my blessed life...Published 3 months ago by Tina Fitzsimmons
I loved the book! A great story about Alhzeimer's . The love of a daughter. For her mother .Published 5 months ago by Churnet Winborne
My husband bought this book for me when my mom was diagnosed with dementia. I cant begin to explain how this book helped me and continues to help. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T
I am glad I read this book as it gave me insight into the life of someone with this disease. I wasn't that interested in reading what her followers wrote because that was not my... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
ourselves. The author told us how her mother changed from one day to another and how she herself coped with those changes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Charlotte R. Mitchell
I get it she loves her mother, tell us about the real story.Published 15 months ago by Lois russell
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