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A Three Dog Life


When Abigail Thomas's husband, Richard, was hit by a car, it destroyed his short-term memory and consigned him to permanent brain trauma. He had ... Show synopsis

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Katharine M


by Katharine M on Jun 2, 2011

My new favorite memoir. Stephen KIng's too, apparantly. Honest, touching, real.


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by Roni831 on Oct 25, 2009

The first word that comes to my mind when I finished this book is elegant. It is very elegant and lyrical. It is written with a sense of self and with gentle humor. I love memoirs if they are well-written. This is an accounting of a woman who comes onto the street to see her husband lying there with his head literally cracked open. Her life has changed in that instant. Thomas writes about various things relating to her relationship with her husband after numerous situations arise. She writes about grieving. She writes about her dogs and how they've helped her remain sane. She writes about moving to live closer to the long-term facility where Rich lives. She writes poignantly about life, love, grief, acceptance and joy. This is by far the least depressing memoir I have ever read. It is beautiful, achingly so. I found this book at the library by complete accident and simply browsing. I'm happy I was at the right place at the right time. I felt privilege to read such a heartfelt, heroic, aching life of Abigail & Rich. If you like memoirs, you will love this one. Even if you're not a fan of memoirs, you will still like this one simply because of the elegant essays she has written. And you will find that you relate to them simply because you are human.

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