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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MY MOM MY HERO: Alzheimer's - A Mother and Daughter's Bittersweet Journey By Lisa R Hirsch

My Mom My Hero -Alzheimer's, A Mother and Daughter's Bittersw... by Lisa HirschPublisher:  Logan Shawn Press
Release Date:  March 8, 2013
Pages:  200

Book Description:  A Daughter’s Newfound Love - # 1 on Amazon's Memoir's Best Sellers List( during free E book offer) 
When Lisa Hirsch found out her mother, Ruth, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her love, appreciation, and caring for her mother was transformed. To Lisa’s surprise, it has brought her and Ruth closer together than they’ve ever been. My Mom My Hero tells the story of this mother-daughter relationship through a series of entries from Lisa’s internationally popular blog. Ultimately this is an uplifting and inspirational book for anyone who’s going through the difficult and often lonely ordeal of caring for a loved one who suffers from this devastating illness.
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Wanda's Thought's Lisa was always her Dad's girl. He showered her with affection and spoiled her. As a child Lisa had a poor relationship with her mom. She'd built up resentments toward her, but things changed when her mother was diagnosed with the dreaded disease, Alzheimer's. A horrible disease, Alzheimer's can destroy a lifetime of memories. It can be truly life changing. It was during this time that Lisa learned to love her mom unconditionally. Her mom had become a delight and an inspiration to her. 

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.

Lisa HirschAbout the Author - Lisa Hirsch is a popular blogger with a worldwide audience. She had a long, successful career in the fashion industry and had numerous articles published in the US, the UK, and Canada. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and has one loving son.