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Lauren Kessler's Books

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From Publishers Weekly: Kessler, the author of five narrative nonfiction books, explores the mother/daughter relationship at a particularly vulnerable point—the cusp of her daughter's entry into adolescence. At 12, Lizzie is often at odds with her author mom, who describes her chilly relationship with her own mother. Not wanting to repeat a distant and dissatisfying relationship...
One journalist's riveting -- and surprising -- in the trenches look at Alzheimer's. Like many children of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother's identity. But suppose people with Alzheimer's are not slates wiped blank? Suppose they experience friendship and loss. romance and jealousy, joy...