Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
When Abigail Thomas’s husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his skull was shattered, his brain severely damaged. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations—and with no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before—he was sent to live in a nursing facility that specializes in treating traumatic brain injuries. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lived in the eternal present, and the eerie poetry of his often uncanny perceptions. Hailed by Stephen King as "the best memoir I have ever read," this wise, plainspoken, beautiful book enacts the truth Abigail has discovered since the accident: You might not find meaning in disaster, but you might, with effort, make something useful of it.
A very well written memoir. I think I would like Abigail to be a neighbor.
And of course during research - I found this adorable blog. life with three dogs
Check it out. The pictures are adorable and his stories are great.


Blogger laurie said...

wow! talk about kismet!

i blogged about that book today! and then tracked around and found your comment on that book, and your link to my blog.

the heavens are eerily in alignment....


ps but i'm not a him. i'm a her.

Saturday, October 13, 2007 10:47:00 AM  

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