Lipsyte, a prize-winning author, former New York Times columnist and host of Life (Part 2), was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1978. In the Country of Illness : Comfort and Advice for the Journey, Lipsyte shares what he learned from his own diagnosis that helped him function within the world of illness.
Lisa Gwyther, M.S.W, CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (American Health Care Association)
Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease: A Manual for Facility Staff. Published by the American Health Care Association.
Dan Shapiro, MOM'S MARIJUANA (Knopf Publishing Group/Crown Publishing Group)
Books by Dan Shapiro include Mom’s Marijuana: Life, Love and Beating the Odds and Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician’s Mistake and the Psychologist who Helped Her. From the Knopf Publishing Group.
Dr. Robert Kane, IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY (Vanderbilt University Press)
In It Shouldn’t Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care, co-authored with his sister, Dr. Kane describes how even a lifetime of learning wasn’t enough to prepare him to decide where his ailing mother should spend the remainder of her life after a debilitating stroke. From Vanderbilt University Press.
Dennis McCullough, MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER (HarperCollins)
My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing “Slow Medicine,” the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones, a book by Dennis McCullough. The suggestion of Slow Medicine is a measured treatment of “less is more” that improves the quality of patients’ extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. From HarperCollins Publishers.
Alexis Kates Shulman, TO LOVE WHAT IS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Alexis Kates Shulman describes life as she cares for her husband in the memoir, To Love What Is, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Tommy Hays, THE PLEASURE WAS MINE (St. Martin's Press)
A finalist for the 2006 SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Award. Publised by St. Martin’s Press. The Pleasure Was Mine takes place during a critical summer in the life of Prate Marshbanks, when he retires to care for his wife, who is gradually slipping away. To complicate things, Prate's son, a recently widowed single father, asks Prate to keep his nine-year-old grandson for the summer.