Left Neglected

Left Neglected

By Lisa Genova; Sarah Paulson (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, 9781442335394, 8pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Description
"The " New York Times " bestselling author of " Still Alice " delivers a compelling and poignant story about a vibrant woman in the prime of her life struck with the crippling disorder of left neglect. "
Neuroscientist and multiple award winning author, Lisa Genova has been honored repeatedly for her writing excellence. Her first novel, "Still Alice," a haunting and moving portrait of Alzheimer's patient, was a commercial and critical success, debuting at #5 on the "New York Times" list and staying there for more than thirty weeks. Now she brings attention to a lesser-known condition, building upon the same kind of humanity that made "Still Alice" so special.
Thirty-something Sarah Nickerson is like so many women today driven to succeed at home and at work, multi-tasking all day long, spread extremely thin. The morning that changes her life forever is at first just a typical morning. She's in her car on her way to work, about to make a business call. But she takes her eyes off the road for one second too long, and she finds herself involved in a terrible accident. Sarah suffers a traumatic brain injury. Her memory and intellect are still intact, but she loses the ability to perceive information coming from the left as if the left side of everything no longer exists a condition known as left neglect. In just the blink of an eye, her life has changed. But as she works to recover, she reorders her priorities, and heals a rift with her mother, as well.


About the Author
Lisa Genova is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Inside the O'Briens", "Love Anthony", "Left Neglected", and "Still Alice". Her first novel, "Still Alice", has been adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on "Dr. Oz", "The Diane Rehm Show", CNN, "Chronicle", Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the Emmy Award winning documentary film "To Not Fade Away". She lives with her family in Massachusetts.