Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Left NeglectedLeft Neglected by Lisa Genova

Goodreads: Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most.

In this powerful and poignant New York Times bestseller, Lisa Genova explores what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. Left Neglected is an unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to the details, and nourishing what truly matters.

My take: Okay. I'm going to be honest. I haven't finished the book. Not because I didn't find it interesting but because I forgot to pack it on my vacation. I can, however, tell you that the first few pages of it has me LOVING the protagonist who views her gym as a charity since she pays for it but never goes, she accuses her husband of playing "Possum" when he pretends to be asleep when the baby cries, and she's crazy with her juggling act of 1) mother, 2) wife (which can barely be distinguished with mother) and 3) career-woman. I can relate.

I love her writing style and I wish the protagonist was real so I could be her best friend.

Is that sad? I hope that's not too sad. Maybe I'll find I don't like her at all after her accident. We'll see.

Anyway, my review is pending BUT here's a little carrot to dangle in front of your face - there's a GIVEAWAY post in the very near future.


Until then - think happy thoughts and Choose the Right.

Get it? Left Neglected? HA! I crack myself up!


Bonnie said...

I absolutely loved this book! A few months after reading this book I had a family friend who had a stroke and now has a condtion similar to this. It is a very difficult condition to wrap your head around.

Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I recently read this and loved it! I had never heard of this condition before. I think you are in for a treat when you get to finish it.

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Loved Still Alice...didn't love this...only OK for me.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying this. I absolutely hate when I forget a book that I am reading at home :(

Lisa Genova said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read LEFT NEGLECTED--glad you're enjoying the story so far! (And hope you're enjoying vacation, too!)

I hope you'll continue to love Sarah and her journey as the story progresses--let me know!

If you're on Facebook and would like to stay in touch, please join me at www.facebook.com/authorlisagenova. Hope to see you there!

Thank again and Happy Summer!
Best wishes,
Lisa Genova