Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 2.31 × 1.97 × 0.35 in
Published: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442335394
ISBN - 13: 9781442335394
About the Book
Genova delivers a poignant audio book about a busy, vibrant woman in her 30s who has a car accident, leaving her to deal with a crippling disorder called left neglect.
From the Publisher
From Lisa Genova-whose novel Still Alice is soon to be a
major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate
Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart-comes this New York Times
bestselling novel of resilience in the face of a devastating
diagnosis. A vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters
most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain
disorder called "left neglect."
Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in
Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but
charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three
children-Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.
Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice
president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the
kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son's
teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in
time for dinner, it's a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving
Harvard graduate has time to breathe.
A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously
manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller.
Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a
phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long.
In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her
jam-packed life come to a screeching halt.
A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her
world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around
her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to
even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her
past and her uncertain future.
Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal,
Sarah must learn that her real destiny-her new, true life-may in
fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets.
And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the
world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to
About the Author
Lisa Genova has a degree in Biopsychology, from Bates College, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Lisa is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel STILL ALICE. Her second novel is LEFT NEGLECTED. She lives with her family on Cape Cod.
"Irresistibly readable and moving."