Forever Today: A Memoir Of Love And Amnesia
Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Every conscious moment is for him as if he has just come round from a long coma, an endlessly repeating loop of awakening. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain seemed unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah, his wife.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing
Imagine one day your husband falls sick with the flu. The next day is his incoherent and delusional. You rush him to the hospital, only to discover that a virus has completely destroyed the memory ... Read full review
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I was very torn about this book. On the one hand, it is the absolutely fascinating, and tragic tale of a musician and conductor who suffered a devastating form of amnesia after a bout of encephalitis ... Read full review