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Author: Morton Kondracke Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781415912089
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Morton Kondracke never intended to wed Millicent Martinez, but the fiery daughter of a radical labor organizer eventually captured his heart. They married, raised two daughters, and loved and fought passionately for twenty years. Then, in 1987, Milly noticed a glitch in her handwriting, a small tremor that would lead to the shattering diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Saving Milly is Kondracke’s powerfully moving chronicle of his vital and volatile marriage, one that has endured and deepened in the face of tragedy; it also follows his own transformation from careerist to caregiver and activist, a man who will “fight all the way, without pause or rest, to ‘save’ his beloved Milly.” *


(* Linda Bowles, The Washington Times)


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Quotes & Awards

  • One of those uncommon books that manages to ennoble its author and its reader alike. The Wall Street Journal

  • “A TRULY COMPELLING READ . . . AN INTENSELY PERSONAL MEMOIR . . . There is only one Milly. And from what I learned in her husband’s splendid book, she is a treasure. National Review
  • HONEST AND WISE . . . A love story that, without mushiness, plumbs the meaning of marriage . . . A tender tell-all that grabs one by the throat from the first paragraph to the last. The Oregonian
  • ONE OF THOSE BOOKS YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO READ. . . . It is a moving testimonial to a brave woman. . . . It’s a beautiful book. Do yourself a favor and read it. Wisconsin State Journal
  • WARM, LOVING, TENDER . . . IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN. LARRY KING, USA Today
  • POWERFUL, UNVARNISHED, HEARTRENDING. Chicago Tribune

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/28/2013

    " I have this one in my home library (for those of you who'd like to borrow). Read it too long ago to write a review now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/14/2013

    " Read with a box of Kleenex next to you. Moving story of love as Parkinson's disease slowly handicaps a young woman. A level above "Tuesdays with Morrie." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/2/2013

    " Poignant, honest, bittersweet, love story. Informative, enlightening tale of the politics of medical research. Moving, yet disturbing account of Parkinson's Disease. How to be a survivor. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/3/2012

    " An absolutely heartbreaking love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 6/20/2012

    " learned a few things, even though this book is almost 10 years old. hopefully, the cure isn't STILL 5-10 years away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/9/2012

    " Anice tribute to Milly and the struggles of many families with Parkinsons Disease "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miles | 2/4/2012

    " This book provided a good perspective on the impact chronic degenerative illness has not only on the person with the illness, but also on the spouse who is the primary care provider. Also gives some good information on the politics of research funding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 9/3/2011

    " An important story of a couple dealing with Parkinson's recommended by Papa Bunton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 8/13/2011

    " Absolutely wonderful book written by Mort Kondracke about what he & his family went through with his wife's Parkinson's Disease. I love him on Fox News & now I admire him for all that he did for his dear wife. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 5/5/2011

    " About the author's wife's battle with Parkinsons disease. The book bogged down in the middle with details about how little the government is spending on researching a cure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/16/2010

    " learned a few things, even though this book is almost 10 years old. hopefully, the cure isn't STILL 5-10 years away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/22/2010

    " Anice tribute to Milly and the struggles of many families with Parkinsons Disease "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/22/2010

    " An absolutely heartbreaking love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/28/2010

    " An important story of a couple dealing with Parkinson's recommended by Papa Bunton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/21/2009

    " I have this one in my home library (for those of you who'd like to borrow). Read it too long ago to write a review now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 9/18/2009

    " About the author's wife's battle with Parkinsons disease. The book bogged down in the middle with details about how little the government is spending on researching a cure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miles | 6/13/2009

    " This book provided a good perspective on the impact chronic degenerative illness has not only on the person with the illness, but also on the spouse who is the primary care provider. Also gives some good information on the politics of research funding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 2/23/2008

    " Absolutely wonderful book written by Mort Kondracke about what he & his family went through with his wife's Parkinson's Disease. I love him on Fox News & now I admire him for all that he did for his dear wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/29/2008

    " Read with a box of Kleenex next to you. Moving story of love as Parkinson's disease slowly handicaps a young woman. A level above "Tuesdays with Morrie." "

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.