Where Is the Mango Princess?

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
21 Reviews
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 Injury

User Review  - MA Appleby - Goodreads

This was a powerful book to read; although I understood the subject matter better than most, it was sad and enlightening at the same time. I was devastated to find out this author had passed away because we could have exchanged our stories and comforted each other. Read full review

Review: Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back from Brain Injury

User Review  - yenni m - Goodreads

first book i've read that comes from a loved one's perspective in a tbi case. started out good and opened my eyes a little to how it is for immediate family and carer's - which, as a person with tbi ... 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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