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Gerda Saunders | Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Join Gerda Saunders as she reads from and signs her new memoir, Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa. 

Written in a distinctive voice without a trace of self-pity, this is an aphorism-free contribution to the literature of dementia--and an eye-opening personal memoir.

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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ISBN: 9780316502627
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hachette Books - June 13th, 2017