As Nora Jo Fades Away: Confessions of a Caregiver: A Memoir

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Life goes from Hollywood to Michigan to Mars when Lisa and her family take in her grandmother who has dementia. The Weavers quickly discover the comicals of Nora Jo bring a whole new realm of crazy to their copasetic abode. And the question becomes, how high a price can they pay for this traumatic change?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589851900
  • Publisher: Five Star Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,182,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

In 2003, Lisa Cerasoli met with Ken Atchity about her screenplay. He said, Sounds like a novel. She started writing while simultaneously leaving for Michigan to care for her Dad. On the Brink of Bliss & Insanity was the result. It won The London & L.A. Book Festivals. As Nora Jo Fades Away, 2010 Paris Book Festival winner, evolved when Lisa & family took in her gram upon diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Lisa refers her documentary, 14 DAYS with Alzheimer's, as the sequel to her memoir.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

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    AS NORA JO FADES AWAY: CONFESSIONS OF A CAREGIVER a Memoir by Lisa Cerasoli,Foreword by Leeza Gibbons is a powerful Memoir/Mental Illness/Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease. What a powerful and compelling story of a caregiver/Granddaughter of someone with Dementia and/or Alzheimer's Disease. This is a heartbreaking disease for both the one affected and the family. Ms. Gibbons has written an honest story without bias,it has its funny moments but is a true heartbreaker. A must read for not only caregivers but for everyone who has a loved one. Powerful story! Received for an honest review from the author.
    RATING: 4.5
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

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    Lisa Cerasoli writes with startling irreverence about taking in

    Lisa Cerasoli writes with startling irreverence about taking in her beloved Gram who has dementia. Her words of confession say what we may be afraid to, but love for her Gram is always there. Her book dares us to smile in our pain.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    5 Stars for "As Nora Jo Fades Away"

    I know one thing for sure-that if life takes my memory from me I want Lisa Cerasoli by my side.

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