Left Neglected

by Lisa Genova | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 1442335394 Global Overview for this book
Registered by indygo88 of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 6/16/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, June 16, 2012
"Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.
Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son’s teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in time for dinner, it’s a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe.

A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt.

A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future.

Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny—her new, true life—may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice."

Acquired through PaperBackSwap. (Unabridged on 9 CD's; read by Sarah Paulson)

Journal Entry 2 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, May 4, 2013
Like her previous novel (Still Alice), Lisa Genova manages to write a very readable novel about a neurological condition, while at the same time capturing the feelings and emotions of a person suffering the condition, as well as all those around her. I work in the rehab realm but yet learned a lot about this little-known condition known as Left Neglect. However, the thing about this novel that hit me the most was Genova's ability to very, very accurately describe the lifestyle of a working mom. From the first chapter, her descriptions of a hectic weekday morning trying to get the kids ready for daycare, school, etc. were SPOT ON. It could've been me she was writing about, or any of a number of other working moms out there. I did find the main character of Sarah a bit unlikeable & snooty at times, but I also think that added to this particular story. The moral of this novel is basically the idea that one needs to slow down & enjoy life, family, etc., which is nothing we haven't heard before, but it was presented in a refreshingly new light, in the context of rehabbing a neurological condition. I very much enjoyed this novel, probably more so than Genova's previous one.

Journal Entry 3 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Reserving for booklady331's VBB.

Journal Entry 4 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Thursday, July 23, 2015
Sending off to booklady331...!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thank you for sharing this book with me. It arrived today.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, September 14, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (9/14/2015 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! lending to my GALS friend. I will get it back when she and her husband listen to it.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
This has been back with me for a couple of months. I have started listening to the book today. I want to keep listening.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Beautifully written, Genova takes us into the hurried lives of a young family who seem to have it all or do they? Running in all directions, jobs, daycare, after school activities. Traveling in her car Sarah looks away from the road for one split second; in that split second of inattention Sarah's world change's forever.
The aftermath of the accident leaves Sarah with a traumatic brain injury know as left brain neglect. For the individual who suffers this devastating brain insult it is beyond all comprehension, because to Sarah the left side of her body ceases to exist. Vicariously the reader experiences the life of a young woman who has brain damage after an accident, and how she adjusts and reconciles her new 'normal.' I found this book to be truly fascinating as Lisa Genova has the uncanny ability to get inside Sarah's head and describes this injury from her point of view, so that you truly understand what she is feeling. It's an amazing gift. The story is one of how in one blink of an eye life can change forever and things can never be the same. This is my second book by Genova and I find myself drawn to her writing and insight.

Lending to a friend at work. We share books.


Journal Entry 9 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Back from my work friend. Now off to my bookcrossing friend.

Journal Entry 10 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (3/23/2016 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! KTM RABCK to MyssCyn. Fits Oh the Places We Can Go release challenge 2016 --- Lect, France

Journal Entry 11 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Monday, April 4, 2016
Woohoo! My run to the mailbox, at a time when I am usually in bed, was well worth the trip.
I found this wonderful RABCK that will keep me company on my trip to the bank tomorrow morning. I like to get there early so I can get in line. It is the only branch with people rather than machines and judging by the turn out whenever I go, people still like doing business face to face rather than with a machine.
Thanks so much Ms booklady331.

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