Where the light gets in: losing my mother only to find her again

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Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a tragic secret: her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of sixty-one.In Where the Light Gets In, Williams-Paisley tells the full story of her mother's illness, from diagnosis through the present day, drawing on her memories of her relationship with the fascinating, complicated, and successful woman who raised her so well. She describes educating herself on her mother's condition, letting go of the shame and secrecy that surrounded it, and finding unexpected humor and grace in a terrible situation. Her book also chronicles the ways in which her family's bond was strengthened by the experience, to becoming an awareness advocate, to accepting the woman her mother has become. It is a heartrending and inspiring reminder of how unbreakable our relationships with our mothers are.
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Grouped Work ID 316ecc1d-0ffa-b3b8-27cd-6cd5ac5fa7d2
Grouping Title where the light gets in losing my mother only to find her again
Grouping Author williams paisley kimberly
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auth_author2 Fox, Michael J., 1961-
author Kimberly Williams-Paisley
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display_description "Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country music artist, Brad Paisley. But behind the scenes, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family. Where the Light Gets In tells the full story of Linda's illness--called primary progressive aphasia--from her early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day. Kim draws a candid picture of the ways her family reacted for better and worse, and how she, her father and two siblings educated themselves, tried to let go of shame and secrecy, made mistakes, and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering. Ultimately the bonds of family were strengthened, and Kim learned ways to love and accept the woman her mother became. With a moving foreword by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, Where the Light Gets In is a heartwarming tribute to the often fragile yet unbreakable relationships we have with our mothers"--
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subject_facet Aphasic persons -- Biography, Audiobooks, Dementia -- Patients -- Family relationships, Mothers and daughters -- Biography, Williams-Paisley, Kimberly, -- 1971-
title_display Where the light gets in : losing my mother only to find her again
title_full Where the Light Gets In Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, Where the light gets in : losing my mother only to find her again / Kimberly Williams-Paisley ; foreword by Michael J. Fox, Where the light gets in [sound recording] : losing my mother only to find her again / Kimberly Williams-Paisley ; with a foreword by Michael J. Fox, Where the light gets in [sound recording] : losing my mother only to find her again / Kimberly Williams-Paisley ; with a foreword written by Michael J. Fox
title_short Where the light gets in :
title_sub losing my mother only to find her again
topic_facet Aphasic persons, Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Dementia, Family relationships, Health & Fitness, Mothers and daughters, Nonfiction, Patients, Performing Arts, Williams-Paisley, Kimberly