Julie D. reviewed The Worst Day of My Life So Far: My Mother, Alzheimer's and Me on
Helpful Score: 3
A work of fiction that reads like a memoir. An amusing story of 40-something Jeanne who moves home to care for her mother who is failing with Alzheimer's. A very good book that will make you grateful for your own life.
Anyone that knows or loves an Alzheimer's patient will love this book. I kept laughing and crying and saying this could be my life with my mother...if only I would move over a thousand miles to live with her!
A good story with no glossing over any of the ugly sides of Alzheimer's. Not as funny as I had hoped, in fact much of the story is sad in the soul searching way, which is promoted on the back cover. This is a book you can pick up and put down without feeling any anxiety.
"Welcome to Auletta, Louisian, where the typical bumper sticker reads: God, Guns, and Guts Made This Country Great. Unfortunatley for Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman with no taste for backwater towns, Auletta becomes her new home when she makes good on a promise to her dying father to care for her mother. When Jeanne learns that her mama has Alzheimer's she must confront a past bursting with memories of her mama, a once vibrant femme fatale. As she watches mama's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forece to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. A poignant, often hilarious story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence, this is a timely tale that shows there are no dead ends in life- only long roads."