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4.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 5 4.00 (74,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Genova Narrator: Lisa Genova Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Can you imagine a world in which you spend your entire life working to be successful only to have your memories slowly deteriorate? In the Still Alice audiobook, by Lisa Genova, we get a unique look into the life of a prominent and prosperous Harvard professor who falls victim to the horrors of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.

Alice Howland is a 50-year-old professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard University. In addition, she's the wife of a loving and successful husband and mother to three adult children. Alice is esteemed by her colleagues, loved by her friends, and adored by her family. However, she is unprepared for the tragedy that strikes when the sharpness of her mind, which she has depended on for years as a defining characteristic of her character, begins to dull.

The news from Alice's doctor regarding her diminishing memories isn't good. In fact, it's a shock for the family that they were unprepared for - especially given that Alice is still relatively young. As the unwanted diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease is made, Alice comes face to face with experiencing a condition she has lectured on many times in her career. She never thought it would become her own reality. As her memories fade, and her world becomes more disoriented, Alice remains... through the pain and anguish that grips her and everyone she holds dear.

Lisa Genova offers us a painful, yet insightful view into the life of a beloved woman who is victimized by early-onset Alzheimer's Disease in her novel, Still Alice. Her other works, Left Neglected and Love Anthony also demonstrate her unique insight into raw human emotion when faced with life-changing diagnoses such as Alzheimer's Disease and Autism. Lisa continues to travel the world to raise awareness about Alzheimer's, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News and The Dr. Oz Show, among many others.

Fifty-year-old Alice Howland, a Harvard professor of cognitive psychology, is at the top of her game. Her kids are grown, her marriage secure, her career on fire when suddenly, after mere months of forgetfulness, she finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

With no cure or treatment, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away, leaving her unable to work, read, take care of herself, recognize her loved ones—even understand that she has a neurodegenerative disease. Without memory or hope, she is forced to live in the moment, which is in turns beautiful, terrifying, and maddening.

Genova uses the successful, articulate, and independent Alice as the perfect vehicle to capture what it feels like to literally lose your mind. You’ll admire Alice’s strength and resourcefulness even as you cry over her losses. Still Alice brings new understanding for all those affected by this terrible neurological disease.

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Quotes & Awards

  • With a master storyteller's easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice's surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you. Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don't Leave Me This Way
  • A work of pure genius. Charley Schneider, author of Don't Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet
  • A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer's journey that I have read. Mark Warner, Alzheimer's Daily News
  • With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's. The Improper Bostonian
  • “Heartbreakingly real…So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn’t put it down…Still Alice is a story that must be told.”

    Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader

  • Heartbreakingly real.... So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn't put it down....Still Alice is a story that must be told. Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
  • After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.' Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe
  • This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come. Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds
  • Heartbreaking. The Cape Cod Chronicle
  • “After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, ‘You have to get this book.’”

    Boston Globe

  • “This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come.” 

    Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds

  • “With a master storyteller’s easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice’s surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you.”

    Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don’t Leave Me This Way

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Indies Choice Award Debut Book of the Year nominee
  • Selected for the January 2009 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Esther Spadzinski | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent read. Moving. A look inside the life of brilliant woman who falls victim to early onset Alzheimer's disease. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kim Roswarski | 2/15/2014

    " Fantastic book!! again, I highly recommend this for anyone who is in contact with someone with Alzheimer's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brittany Long | 2/12/2014

    " Great story! Emotional but gives you an insight of what people with Alzheimer's goes through. I'd recommend this book to all my friends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie Bamford | 2/1/2014

    " Love this author. Such a thoughtful book about how Alzheimer's affects everyone! It was hard to put down as the characters were fascinating especially Alice. It was wonderful to what it might be like for the person affected by Alzheimer's. "

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