Love Me Now is a stunning, often humorous, multicultural memoir, presented as a series of stories, gleaned from letters, notes, and the memory of the author, Joanne Amoroso. Angela, Joanne’s daughter, 16, begins traveling from the USA, to Peru, Alaska, Australia, New Guinea, India, and beguiling New Zealand. She contracts Multiple Sclerosis, but is determined to live life to the fullest, for as long as possible. Joanne, a nurse, and her physician husband, Chris, join Angela/Yarra, and her stalwart husband, Kris Kolff in New Zealand. Joanne gives voice to Yarra’s indomitable spirit to live an amazing life and have a peaceful death.
In vivid, brave detail, Love Me Now portrays a beloved daughter’s vitality, envelopes her in love, and celebrates a life fully and artfully lived. This beautifully written memoir’s lack of sentimentality makes it all the more moving.
This profound caregiving, family story, with poetry and deep remembrances, will touch your heart. It embraces the wonder, mystery, intimacy and love of our human connections.
As the strong acorn becomes the giant oak, likewise the person who has access to universal compassion, consciousness, intelligence and understanding art becomes today’s sage. This story is about one of them.