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Author Meck, Su, author.

Title I forgot to remember : a memoir of amnesia / Su Meck with Daniel de Visť.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  616.8523 MEC    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  616.85232 MEC    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  616.85232 MEC    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  616.85232 MEC    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Non-Fiction - MNBB-2  616.85 MEC    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  616.85232 MEC    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  616.8523 MEC    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  616.8523 MEC    TECH SERVICES
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B MECK    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  616.85 MECK    AVAILABLE
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Summary "Just twenty-two years old, Su Meck was already married and the mother of two children in 1988 when a ceiling fan in the kitchen of her home fell from its mounting and struck her in the head. She survived the life-threatening swelling in her brain that resulted from the accident, but when she regained consciousness in the hospital the next day, she didn't know her own name. She didn't recognize a single family member or friend, she couldn't read or write or brush her teeth or use a fork--and she didn't have even a scrap of memory from her life up to that point. The fiercely independent and outspoken young woman she had been vanished completely. Most patients who suffer amnesia as a result of a head injury eventually regain their memories, but Su never did. After three weeks in the hospital she was sent back out into a world about which she knew nothing: What did it mean to be someone's wife? To be a mother? How did everyone around her seem to know what they were supposed to do or say at any given moment? Adrift in the chaos of mental data that most of us think of as everyday life, Su became an adept mimic, fashioning a self and a life out of careful observation and ironclad routine. She had no dreams for herself, no plans outside the ever-burgeoning daily to-do list of a stay-at-home mom. The Meck family left Texas to start over in Maryland, and told almost no one in their new life about Su's accident. Nearly twenty years would pass before Su understood the full extent of the losses she and her family suffered as a result of her injury. As a series of personally devastating events shattered the "normal" life she had worked so hard to build, Su realized that she would have to grow up all over again, and finally take control of the strange second life she had awoken into"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Meck, Su -- Mental health.
Amnesiacs -- Biography.
Brain -- Concussion -- Complications.
MEDICAL / Neurology.
Added Author De Visť, Daniel, author.
ISBN 9781451685817 hardback
1451685815 hardback
9781451685824 trade paperback
1451685823 trade paperback

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