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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KendraRenee - LibraryThing
A gut-wrenching story of one family's experience with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Mango princess is written by the patient, Alan's, wife, and she's obviously a gifted writer who's also blessed with ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mtgirl - LibraryThing
Excellent book on brain injury. Well written, and story told from the wife's perspective Mar 08 Read full review