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What happens when your spouse wakes up a new person? Humor writer/ professor Cathy Crimmins confronted just that situation in 1996 when her husband Alan emerged bewildered from a head-injury induced coma. Within days, Crimmins was forced to realize that her brilliant lawyer spouse had been transformed into a perpetually mystified patient for whom the simplest speech and memory mechanics had become overwhelming. With sensitivity and good spirit, she relates how she and Alan responded to this involuntary Oliver Sacks experience. Although Where Is The Mango Princess? is life-affirming and even sometimes funny, it does not trivialize the plight of injury-victims or family caregivers. But, with such good company, one suspects that Alan's ongoing recovery will continue unabated.