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Where Is The Mango Princess? : Vintage - Cathy Crimmins

Where Is The Mango Princess?


Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780375704420
Number Of Pages: 257

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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.

Outstanding Book Award Winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors

Industry Reviews

"[S]imply amazing. [An] astonishing alchemical story of tragedy and recovery." --Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies "A portrait of family tragedy all the more poignant for mixing humor with blazing honesty." --Elle

"Transcends the subject of illness to become an inspiring meditation on the enduring nature of love." --Us Weekly

ISBN: 9780375704420
ISBN-10: 0375704426
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1