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NYT Review: What Does Alzheimer’s Disease Do to a Marriage?
– Alex Witchel, The New York Times
Review: Amy Bloom documents her heart-wrenching journey to help her husband end his life – Simon Van Booy, The Washington Post
Amy Bloom’s ‘In Love’ is a devastating memoir of a wife helping her husband die by suicide – Ann Levin, USA Today
“Told with grace and tact, Amy Bloom’s memoir on helping her husband end his life deeply moved our critic.”
– The New York Times
Novelist Amy Bloom Shares ‘Excruciating’ Journey After Her Ailing Husband Chose to Die By Assisted Suicide
– Amy discusses ‘In Love’ with People Magazine
“When Her Husband Said He Wanted to Die, Amy Bloom Listened”
– ‘In Love,’ a Novelist’s Powerful Memoir About a Happy Marriage and an Assisted Suicide, as featured in the New York Times
This powerful memoir by New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom is an illuminating story of two people whose love and shared life experiences led them to find a courageous way to part—and of a woman’s struggle to go forward in the face of loss.
Amy Bloom began to notice changes in her husband, Brian: He retired early from a new job he loved; he withdrew from close friendships; he talked mostly about the past. Suddenly, it seemed there was a glass wall between them, and their long walks and talks stopped. Their world was altered forever when an MRI confirmed what they could no longer ignore: Brian had Alzheimer’s disease.
Forced to confront the truth of the diagnosis and its impact on the future he had envisioned, Brian was determined to die on his feet, not live on his knees. Supporting each other in their last journey together, Brian and Amy made the unimaginably difficult and painful decision to go to Dignitas, an organization based in Switzerland that empowers a person to end their own life with dignity and peace.
In this heartbreaking and surprising memoir, Bloom sheds light on a part of life we so often shy away from discussing—its ending. Written in Bloom’s captivating, insightful voice and with her trademark wit and candor, In Love is an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love.
“…a stunning portrayal of how love can reveal itself in life’s most difficult moments.”
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