Rowing Without Oars

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Ulla -Carin Lindquist was happily married, with four adoring children and a successful career as a newscaster. All of that changed when her fiftieth birthday drew near, and she was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig┬'s disease. In the face of this incurable, degenerative disease, Ulla kept a journal chronicling the last years of her life, not only for her children┬'s sake but also to help her cope with her impending death. As powerful and moving as books such as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Tuesdays with Morrie, Ulla┬'s unflinching account is an unforgettable reminder of how precious life really is.

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User Review  - lilywren - LibraryThing

I don't think a paragraph went by without tears or wanting to cry. But I knew it would be such. Every word Ulla-Carin writes here has such poignancy, depth and meaning. Rowing without Oars gives a ... Read full review

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A touching memoir that cuts right to the heart of this terrible disease ALS. The author stricken with this terrible disease pulls no punches on every aspect of her physically and emotional decline as ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Ulla-Carin Lindquist was one of the most well-known and popular newscasters on Swedish television (STV). She died in 2004.
Margaret Myers is a musician and musicologist, born in South Africa, and educated in England..

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