Somebody I Used to Know: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2019

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When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58, she had to say goodbye to the woman she once was. Her career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run – the various shades of her independence – were suddenly gone. Yet Wendy was determined not to give in. She was, and still is, propelled by a need to live in the moment, never knowing which version of herself might surface tomorrow. In this phenomenal memoir, Wendy grapples with questions most of us have never had to consider. What do you value when loss of memory reframes what you have, how you have lived and what you stand to lose? What happens when you can no longer recognise your own daughters, or even, on the foggiest of days, yourself?

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THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES
SELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON SUNDAY


‘Revelatory’ Guardian
‘A miracle’ Telegraph
‘Remarkable’ Daily Mail
‘A landmark book’ Financial Times


How do you build a life when all that you know is changing?

How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who mean the most to you?

A phenomenal memoir – the first of its kind – Somebody I Used to Know is both a heart-rending tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell once was, and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become.

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Weight 0.226 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

300

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

616.8310092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K