Still Alice

Still Alice Even then than a year earlier there were neurons in her head not far from her ears that were being strangled to death too quietly for her to hear them Some would argue that things were going so i

  • Title: Still Alice
  • Author: Lisa Genova
  • ISBN: 9781439157039
  • Page: 164
  • Format: ebook
  • Even then, than a year earlier, there were neurons in her head, not far from her ears, that were being strangled to death, too quietly for her to hear them Some would argue that things were going so insidiously wrong that the neurons themselves initiated events that would lead to their own destruction Whether it was molecular murder or cellular suicide, they were unEven then, than a year earlier, there were neurons in her head, not far from her ears, that were being strangled to death, too quietly for her to hear them Some would argue that things were going so insidiously wrong that the neurons themselves initiated events that would lead to their own destruction Whether it was molecular murder or cellular suicide, they were unable to warn her of what was happening before they died.Alice Howland Harvard professor, gifted researcher, and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar She is utterly lost Medical consults reveal early onset Alzheimer s.Alice slowly but inevitably loses memory and connection with reality, as told from her perspective She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before Genova s debut shows the disease progression through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so readers feel what she feels a slowly building terror.

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    1. After you read this, you will never look at Alzheimer's the same again. Nor will you ever forget it. Oh the irony.I'd always correlated Alzheimer's disease with old age and heard the best way to combat it was to exercise your brain. I do my fair share of reading, can solve a Sudoku puzzle faster than 98% of the population, and I shun mindless chick flicks for your more intelligent thrillers, but I'll never be as brilliant as Alice, a 50-year-old Harvard professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzhe [...]

    2. Is my identity something that transcends neurons, proteins, and defective molecules of DNA? Is my soul and spirit immune to the ravages of Alzheimer's? I believe it is.I read this book for three reasons. 1) I have never read a book about Alzheimer's disease, 2) For personal reasons, I have an interest in Alzheimer's, and 3) It has an incredibly high average rating on . That being said, I have to confess that I didn't really go into this expecting to like it. I picked it up from the library so I [...]

    3. I give this book 5 stars not because its an amazing piece of literature but because of its impact on me. I can't stop thinking about it and when I was reading it I couldn't put it down. It is the story of Alice, a brilliant professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics who discovers she has early onset Alzheimer's disease. This book is beautiful and terrifying - ringing true in every word. To quote a reviewer, "with a master storyteller's easy eloquence, [...]

    4. Update I just watched the film. It was very moving, an awful depiction of a terrible disease. I forget words. I worry that maybe I don't even want to think of it. Good as the film was, it wasn't as good as the book. It could stand alone though as a separate work that more just shared names and a title. June 2015_____Still Alice reads like a memoir of Alzheimer's disease written by a family member but is in fact the first novel by a neuroscientist who, apart from being a great deal younger, lives [...]

    5. No one understands the high stakes associated with making a book recommendation like a serious reader, especially when it's to a good friend, co-worker, or family member. Books that we love say a lot about our personalities, things that we're passionate about, and even shed light on our past experiences (good and bad). That's a lot to share with someone! Along with that pressure is the fear of introducing the wrong book to the wrong reader, or getting the timing wrong. What if they absolutely ha [...]

    6. The biggest problem with self-published work is the lack of an editor who tells you how to go from good to great. “Still Alice” has a wonderful premise: let’s tell the story of Alzheimer’s from the patient’s point of view, but somehow the book sounds like a professor telling you the Alzheimer’s story from a patient’s point of view, rather than having the patient tell her own story. (Using first person rather than third would have been more effective.) I felt that I was reading noth [...]

    7. This was a very powerful book! I had never really intended to read this, but after watching the movie recently, I couldn't resist. I would definitely recommend both the book and the movie, but read the book first if you don't want to spoil the experience for yourself. The way it's written really adds a lot of feeling to the story.

    8. It's difficult to write that I really enjoyed Still Alice considering the subject matter, which is not an easy one to read about. Lisa Genova has provided a really insightful and intuitive account into the world of the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. This is a very well written book and rather than it being told in an overly dramatic way, which could have been the manner some authors may have approached the story, Genova related it in a most respectful, considerate and compassionate manner. [...]

    9. 5★Read this on my birthday while I still have enough marbles to appreciate how well the author illustrated Alice’s gradual disintegration with Alzheimer’s. Alice tried to leave herself reminders and notes, and I suspect I would do the same, but as you lose your memory, you may not trust your former self or even recognise that person, so perhaps it’s pointless.Alice Howland is only 50, a Harvard professor of cognitive psychology and in a perfect position, one would think, to chronicle how [...]

    10. “ just because [butterflies'] lives were short didn't mean they were tragic See, they have a beautiful life.” ― Lisa Genova, Still Alice Strong message. Made me cry and think about the lifeI would definitely recommend. Just GO read this book.

    11. I chose to read this book whilst taking a break from a very heavy read. What a great choice. It seems I'm behind the eight ball again, having only just read my first novel by this outstandingly talented author. What an inspiring, emotional and ultimately rewarding read, on a topic that is real and wretched and terribly sad. Alice is a brilliant and gifted Harvard Processor that hits her 50's with early onset Alzheimer's. I was taken in by this lovely lady, a beautiful character that Genova creat [...]

    12. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I picked it because my mother suffered from dementia and I expected to relate to it.But I almost gave up on it in the first few chapters. Good writing is of paramount importance to me, and the writing here, while not godawful, has first book written all over it. Way too many "information drops," where the author tells us all about something or somebody in a chunk of info instead of just letting it unfold in naturally ocurring parts of the story. I'm glad [...]

    13. Fifty year old Alice Howland, a world-renowned expert in linguistics and a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Still Alice is the story of the unraveling of Alice's life as her disease progresses.I started out not enjoying this book. The author's main character wasn't very likeable – she seemed too focused on how smart she was and how important and prestigious her job was, but I was quickly won over. Lisa Genova wrote from Alice's perspe [...]

    14. Onvan : Still Alice - Nevisande : Lisa Genova - ISBN : 595440096 - ISBN13 : 9780595440092 - Dar 292 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2007

    15. I avoided this book for a long time, though I’m not exactly sure why. I think the premise (or at least what I understood to be the premise) reminded me of a book I read last year that was so horribly executed I felt very little inclination to get into something similar again. Who wants another lousy memory loss story, anyway? Well, put me in the “wrong again, asshole!” category because where the first book failed, converting an otherwise interesting idea into cheesy mindless schlock, this [...]

    16. 2018 UPDATE: I just watched the film and it was amazing :)The stereotype of Alzheimer's is usually something like this:Of course, what a lot of people don't realize is how early in life Alzheimer's can appear, and how many people it affects around the world, from famous fiction author Terry Pratchett, to our neighbors, our family members, even in some cases ourselves. Still Alice gives a fictional face to these people everywhere by sharing the same story that so many people are dealing with righ [...]

    17. There are an estimated five hundred thousand people in the United States with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (as at 2007 when this book was first published). Early-onset is defined as Alzheimer’s under the age of sixty-five. Symptoms can develop in the thirties and forties.Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry, I’ve always been interested in disease, genetics, clinical trials and finally being able to see, after so many years of research and many failures included, a medicinal prod [...]

    18. I couldn't put this book down. And, I agree with other reviews of this book that it was heartbreaking. But, I saw something else in this story. Pain and heartache and change comes into everyone's life in some form and not everything that comes from that is bad. Genova does a good job of showing the devastation in Alzheimers but also the beauty in redefined relationships.

    19. What a great heartfelt book. Takes you into the world of dementia and the frustrating lives of those with Alzheimer's, and at the same time, keeps you interested in the characters and plot unable to put the book down.Update: June 12, 2015 Finally watched the movieought book was so much better!

    20. Alice Howland is a fifty years old and is a psychology professor at Harvard University. Her career keeps her busy with teaching, speaking, engagements and plenty of research. She is married to John and they have three adult children who also lead busy lives.During Alice's busy schedules she starts to notice that she is having moments of forgetfulness. She puts this down to stress, lack of sleep or perhaps the start of menopause. As the weeks pass by things start to get worse so Alice makes an ap [...]

    21. I have never, in all my reading years, sobbed quite so much or ached as deeply as I did while readingStill Alice. I am sobbed out, hollowed out.My beloved Nanna was only diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the last year or so and thus, the reading of this novel took on an even more personal meaning for me.Lisa Genova's expert and exquisite depiction of Alzheimer's disease (in Alice Howland's case - early onset) is riveting, enthralling, and breathtakingly tragic. This book reads as a thriller; [...]

    22. A beautifully written and heartbreaking story of a cognitive psychology professor who is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease (at age 50). Dr. Alice Howland loves her job at Harvard University, she loves to run and travel, and she loves her husband and her three grown children. One day when she goes out for a run, she becomes confused and panicky after she doesn't recognize the street she's running on, even though she's lived in that area of downtown Boston for many years. Alice becom [...]

    23. This book was very unsettling but I think it's a book everyone should read. I liked how it was written from the perspective of Alice. I think seeing her experience her memory loss through her eyes made it feel more realistic and left a stronger impact. Even though it was difficult to get through some parts, I like how she takes a gentle approach to the difficult topics. She enlightens the reader on the subject matter but also does an amazing job of expressing her characters’ most candid though [...]

    24. Still Alice, Lisa Genovaعنوانها: همیشه آلیس؛ من هنوز آلیس هستم؛ هنوز آلیس؛ هنوز آلیس هستم؛ نویسنده: لیزا جنووا؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و نهم ژانویه سال 2011 میلادیعنوان: همیشه آلیس؛ نویسنده: لیزا جنووا؛ مترجم: آرش طهماسبی؛ تهران، افسون خیال؛ 1389؛ در 394 ص؛ 9786009200627؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگ [...]

    25. This was an amazing book. I can't believe it took me so long to read it! I think Lisa Genova does a wonderful job of portraying what Alzheimer's Disease would be like and how a person with Alzheimer's is still a person with wants, likes and dislikes. I felt for Alice and all the members of her family. I was so moved by this story that I cried in parts. There is a good balance between the science and facts about the disease and an actual storyline. I have a whole new understanding of the disease. [...]

    26. This book scared me. I'm just a few years away from the age that Alice was in this book. I felt her emotions as she realized that soon she would be a different person. I cried when she opened a file that she had sent herself and couldn't remember doing it. I don't want to say what the file contained and spoil the story. Heartwrenching and powerful book.

    27. I bought this book in June of 2009, and since then I have picked it up or at least thought about reading it about 200 times. But every time, I couldn't do it. I knew it would hurt, and I knew it would scare me, and I knew it would make me feel like every little thing I forget or misplace, and every time I lose track of time or just fall into a daze while driving a route I take all the time and suddenly look up to realize I'm there, and have no memory of the getting there I knew that this book wo [...]

    28. Dear potential reader of Still Alice,You are considering reading this book for one or more reasons. Perhaps, a friend recommended it. Maybe you are hoping to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease. It might be you just want to know why everyone is talking about it. I don't know your reason(s), but if you want to know the answers to the following questions, read it.*Can genetic testing determine if you will get Alzheimer's?*Does Early-onset Alzheimer's differ from Alzheimer's Disease?*What is it li [...]

    29. آلیس هولند، استاد روانشناسی پنجاه ساله ی دانشگاه هاروارد مبتلا به آلزایمر زودرس می شود. آلیس تدریس می کند، پژوهش می کند، در کنفرانس های مختلف سخنرانی می کند. علاوه بر این، آلیس مادرِ سه فرزند است حال با آلزایمر چکار کند؟ کتاب، روایت مواجهه ی آلیس و خانواده اش با آلزایمر است. ما [...]

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