Where Is the Mango Princess?
Humorist Cathy Crimmins has written a deeply personal, wrenching, and often hilarious account of the effects of traumatic brain injury, not only on the victim, in this case her husband, but on the family.
When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the person he has become. No longer the man who loved obscure Japanese cinema and wry humor, Crimmins' husband has emerged from the accident a childlike and unpredictable replica of his former self with a short attention span and a penchant for inane cartoons. Where Is the Mango Princess? is a breathtaking account that explores the very nature of personality-and the complexities of the heart.
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Review: Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back From Brain InjuryUser Review - Alissa - Goodreads
Interesting story of a TBI patient from the viewpoint of his wife. Enjoyed the author's writing style and her commentary on our healthcare system. She never dipped in to the why me sob story it could have become. Enjoyable enlightening read. Read full review
Review: Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back From Brain InjuryUser Review - Kristin - Goodreads
While Crimmins goes into great detail about her husband's condition in the days and weeks immediately following his getting hit on the head by an out of control boat, this book is a very educational ... Read full review