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Dunwoody Journal: Reflections on Alzheimer's, Mid-Life Obscurity and Everyday Madness

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Alzheimer's is the scourge of the 21st century, sending many families into crisis and financial ruin. In his book, Goldstein offers a brief escape, a riotous yet poignant perspective on the life of a caregiver who tends to a 'loved one' with this insidious disease -- and in the process is forced to confront his own baggage from a less than ideal childhood. His book is laugh out loud funny, outrageous and a way out, at least a temporary one, for those who deal with what many describe as "hell on earth." If you are...
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Overview

Alzheimer's is the scourge of the 21st century, sending many families into crisis and financial ruin. In his book, Goldstein offers a brief escape, a riotous yet poignant perspective on the life of a caregiver who tends to a 'loved one' with this insidious disease -- and in the process is forced to confront his own baggage from a less than ideal childhood. His book is laugh out loud funny, outrageous and a way out, at least a temporary one, for those who deal with what many describe as "hell on earth." If you are one of the more than 30 million adult children who live such a life, get this book. It may not change your current reality, but its dark humor is guaranteed to make you laugh. And that's something you probably thought was not possible for a very long time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469924526
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

'Gonzo Humor' is Steve Goldstein's trademark. Writing with a searing, personal humor about what many think, but dare not say, Goldstein fights back at a life as a caregiver for an elderly parent with Alzheimer's. A razor-sharp wit along with a double vodka martini are his weapons of choice in defending his own sanity in the upside down world of dementia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Caregiving on Vodka?

    I didn't know what to expect upon reading this book, but soon found out. It had me laughing out load throughout most of it. While the author addresses a serious subject, Alzheimer's, he does it in a way that is truly hilarious. I guess one has to keep his or her sense of humor when dealing with this disease or they may end up losing their own mind. The book also offers a lot of funny observations on life aside from Alzheimer's.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    One Crazy Book

    I never thought anybody could find laughter in caring for someone with Alzheimer's, but this guy definitely does. That, and his observations on daily life in general, make this a must-read. The humor is like that of Chelsea Handler, but I would say even funnier.

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