Where Is the Mango Princess?

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
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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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WHERE IS THE MANGO PRINCESS?

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A writer frankly relates the fears and frustrations she faces when her attorney husband suffers massive brain injuries in a freak boating accident while on vacation in Canada.Like all those accidental ... Read full review

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
29
Section 4
43
Section 5
49
Section 6
73
Section 7
104
Section 8
137
Section 9
157
Section 10
179
Section 11
194
Section 12
201
Section 13
209
Section 14
231
Section 15
250
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About the author (2001)

Cathy Crimmins lives with her husband and daughter in Pennsylvania.

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