Morton Kondracke never intended to wed Millicent Martinez, but the fiery daughter of a radical labor organizer eventually captured his heart. They married, raised two daughters, and loved and fought passionately for twenty years. Then in 1987, Milly noticed a glitch in her handwriting, a small tremor that would lead to the shattering diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Saving Milly is Kondracke's powerfully moving chronicle of his vital and volatile marriage, one that has endured and deepened in the face of tragedy; it also follows his own transformation from careerist to caregiver and activist, a man who will "fight all the way, without pause or rest, to 'save' his beloved Milly."
A love story that, without mushiness, plumbs the meaning of marriage...a tender tell-all that grabs one by the throat from the first paragraph to the last.-The Oregonian
I knew it would be heartbreaking and it was, but it was also hopeful and sweet.
A informative and touching story.