Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: July 2007
Genre: Psychology, Medical, Contemporary
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life–and her relationship with her family and the world–forever.
At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Judith Guest’s Ordinary People.
Another Psychology book that I love. Reading like these makes me more aware and should look closely on illness especially Alzheimer’s. Awareness is a must so that we can’t judged them easily why they’re like that and why he/she isn’t normal.
Alice Howland she has everything, a perfect family and a stable job. But when she discovered that she has an early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease , it will changed her life. I’ve never thought that there’s an early on-set of Alzheimer’s Disease. And it makes me cry to see how hard it is to them and the families. It’s a shocking news when your one of your family has an incurable disease. I admired her family especially Lydia and Anna, because they can make a way to take care of their mom. And I don’t like the way her husband acts, because for me it’s like he’s distancing himself, since you can see your wife is struggling.
I haven’t read some of Lisa Genova’s books but I will read them. It’s also about Medical. Lisa Genova is the best. Amazing book.
So, it became a movie starring Julianne Moore as Alice Howland and it was released December 2014. And I’ve seen the movie and she’s amazing, no wonder she won awards for portraying Alice Howland.