Still Alice

By Lisa Genova

Still Alice - Lisa Genova
  • Release Date: 2009-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 988 Ratings

Description

In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer’s disease—only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it’s like to literally lose your mind...

Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.

Reviews

  • Incredible

    5
    By Kep1220
    What an amazing read! Once I started I couldn't put the book down. I've worked with patients with EOA and this truly gives a good perspective into their lives. I don't think I want to see the movie now, though, as I'm afraid it won't portray the true feelings and emotions you can get with the book. I've already downloaded Lisa Genovas next book and I can't wait to start reading it!
  • Still Alice

    5
    By Maria3lv
    A well written story, easy to read and understand. Very informative look into the life of someone with this horrific disease. I couldn't put it down. Interesting to see how each person Alice had in her life handled the news, her husband, kids, and work associates. Seeing it from her perspective kept it very interesting.
  • Still Alice

    4
    By Ciaobellasf
    Great read!
  • So powerful

    5
    By uprise24
    This book made me laugh & cry ... And, not gonna lie, a little scared, too. It was a celebration of a life well lived and ended too soon. I will never forget the characters - no spoiler alerts. Just read it. I'll give you 5 bucks if you're not glad you did. HAH! I love books with all of my heart and I'm so glad I read this one.
  • Beautiful

    5
    By ChrysaJ
    Lisa Genova is a wonderful author. Still Alice is engaging, thought-provoking, well-written, and smart. It takes you through the life of an Alzheimer's patient and shows the good and the bad of the awful disease. I highly recommend this book!
  • Wonderful portrayal of the progression of Alzheimer's

    5
    By Winnie Warner
    I loved this story! Having cared for and watching over my father his last few years, I recognized so many of the symptoms that Alice experienced. And, in the same order of progression as I saw them in my father. The author did a great job at writing an important story! Now, I am looking forward to the movie!
  • Gut wrenching

    4
    By Simplycyn99
    So true to life. Beautifully written and without embellishment.
  • Deceptive

    1
    By Cham2.0
    This is not a true story. Genova takes her years of work in the field of Neuroscience and decides to compose a book based on her research and twist into a seemingly charming tale. Too bad that the reader discovers that this a web of Alzhiemer's related cases all tangled up in the book's main character Alice.
  • I absolutely loved this book

    5
    By got2luvMC!`
    Huntington's disease runs in my family, I have about a 50% chance of getting the disease. While the diagnosis may not be Alzheimer's it's the same: your body is left a diseased shell of who you once were, you've been betrayed by your brain. I watched my aunt and grandfather slowly dying from Huntington's and it was terrifying. While reading this I thought of them the whole time. I absolutely love this book, despite its depressing subject matter, you get to see it a little from the perspective of the person actually suffering. I recommend it to everyone. Read it, make a call to action, and let's find a cure for these horrible neurological disorders! No one should have to see their loved ones literally losing their minds.
  • Amazeballs!

    5
    By Drearena
    👍👍👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟