Sally Magnusson, founder of Playlist for Life, cared with her two sisters for their mother Mamie during many years of living with dementia. Sad and funny, wise and honest, this deeply intimate account of insidious losses and unexpected joys is also a call to arms that challenges us all to think differently.
“This book began as an attempt to hold on to my witty, storytelling mother with the one thing I had to hand. Words. Then, as the enormity of the social crisis my family was part of began to dawn, I wrote with the thought that other forgotten lives might be nudged into the light along with hers. Dementia is one of the greatest social, medical, economic, scientific, philosophical and moral challenges of our times. I am a reporter. It became the biggest story of my life.”
An extraordinary and deeply personal memoir, a manifesto and a call to arms, in one searingly beautiful narrative.
Sally now donates all her royalties from the sale of her book to Playlist For Life.
UK only. (sorry, we are unable to deliver overseas)