Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back from Brain Injury (Paperback)
A Journey Back from Brain Injury
Vintage, 9780375704420, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2001
When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the person he has become. No longer the man who loved obscure Japanese cinema and wry humor, Crimmins' husband has emerged from the accident a childlike and unpredictable replica of his former self with a short attention span and a penchant for inane cartoons. Where Is the Mango Princess? is a breathtaking account that explores the very nature of personality-and the complexities of the heart.
Outstanding Book Award Winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors
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Praise For Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back from Brain Injury…
"[S]imply amazing. [An] astonishing alchemical story of tragedy and recovery."
--Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies
"A portrait of family tragedy all the more poignant for mixing humor with blazing honesty."
"Transcends the subject of illness to become an inspiring meditation on the enduring nature of love."