Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blog Tour: Left Neglected

published by:  Gallery Books

Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most.

Sarah Nickerson isn't like any other working mom.  Sarah is an overachiever.  She works like 80 hours a week and has a nanny and has to multi-task from 5 am to 11 pm to make it through her day.  She has a high profile job that is front and center of her life.  It isn't until she gets into a car accident because of that multi-tasking that her life changes drastically.

As a mom, I had a hard time with Sarah.  Yes, I wanted to praise her as a woman, but as a mom I wanted to slap her up side the head.  After she got in the accident and she suffers from a brain injury and a condition known as Left Neglect she got her priorities straight.  I found the concept of Left Neglect to be fascinating.  There was one point when she was frustrated with her husband and she had him describe the whole room to him so he did and then she asked him to describe the other half and he's like there is no other half, I think it help him and the reader understand what it was like.

Overall I thought this was a good book.  At times I thought it got a little slow, but in the end it was worth it.


Lisa Genova said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read LEFT NEGLECTED and for posting a review of it at your blog!

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Thank again and Happy Summer!
Best wishes,
Lisa Genova

lisa :) said...

I loved Genova's Still Alice and definitely want to read this one too. Great review!