Tangles by Sarah Leavitt
A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

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... the result of a six-year project, is an unflinching, compassionate and even humorous testament in words and pictures.
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In this powerful memoir the the LA Times calls “moving, rigorous, and heartbreaking," Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand- white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions—shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration—all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah’s father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart.
 

About Sarah Leavitt

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Sarah Leavitt is a curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Freehand Books. 132 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian McGillis on Dec 10 2010

... the result of a six-year project, is an unflinching, compassionate and even humorous testament in words and pictures.

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