Monday 5 November 2007

Touching Memoir

Finished November 3
A Three Dog Life: a memoir by Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas' husband Rich was hit by a car while walking their dog in New York City. The accident shattered his skull and severely damaged his brain. This book is the Abigail's story of her life through the years following the accident, the dogs that saved her sanity and grounded her, and the new life she made. Rich has no short term memory and is sometimes prone to rages and hallucinations. He also has amazing insights, and a perceptiveness she can't explain. Abigail tells her story with honesty, laying open her guilt, her lack of guilt, and, of course, her supporting cast of dogs. I just couldn't put this book down. It is one of the most absorbing memoirs I have read.

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