On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

Author : Greg O'Brien

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Classification Non-Fiction/ Mental health
Pub Date 15 June 2018
Imprint Manjul
Page Extent 412
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-87383-66-1
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This highly acclaimed book is an international award winner, and is written by an investigative journalist, Greg O’Brien, who is afflicted by early onset Alzheimer’s disease. O’Brien goes into his own mind to chronicle the progress of his own disease, and presents a moving, but practical account of what’s it like to lose your mind, to see slices of your own identity slowly drifting away like blow balls. He likens the journey to a flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto, as seen through the lens of NASA’s intrepid spacecraft New Horizons.

This is a book about living with Alzheimer’s, not dying with it. It is a book about hope, faith, and humour—a prescription far more powerful than the conventional medication available today to fight this disease.

Acting on long-term memory and skill, coupled with well-developed journalistic grit, O’Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey. He is a master storyteller. His story is naked, wrenching, and soul searching for a generation and their loved ones about to cross the threshold of this death in slow motion. On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is a trail-blazing roadmap for a generation—both a “how to” for fighting a disease, and a “how not” to give up

About author

GREG O’BRIEN has more than 35 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, investigative reporter, and publisher. Over the years, he has contributed to the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Time, Associated Press, USA Today. The author/editor of several books, O’Brien has published 17 books by other writers, and was a founding managing director of Community Newspaper Company, initially headquartered in Boston.