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  • ISBN: 9780358682950
  • ISBN: 0358682959
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

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One afternoon, Abi Morgan returned home to find her longtime partner and father to their two kids collapsed on the bathroom floor. Jacob, who had been undergoing treatment for multiple sclerosis, had suddenly experienced a series of seizures and had to be put into a medically induced coma. As he slowly regained consciousness after six months, he made tentative steps to communicate with those around him, and grappled with the host of issues that had been triggered by the damage caused to his brain. But while Jacob recognized his family and friends, he didn't believe that the Abi standing in front of him--who had sat by his hospital bed, juggled care of their children, and liaised with his slew of doctors as he slipped between life and death--was in fact his Abi. Instead, he saw a woman whom he believed to be an imposter. Starting with Jacob's first collapse and set over the course of two years since, This Is Not a Pity Memoir is a story about love and family. Abi describes with unflinching honesty and nuance the extraordinary and terrifying challenge of caring for a loved one in the wake of devastating illness. The book asks: How do you bring back someone who relies on you for recovery and yet no longer recognizes you? How do you reckon with the shared years that came before? And most of all: How do you navigate this new life together?
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    After rushing through a seemingly normal day in her busy life, playwright and screenwriter Morgan arrived home to find her partner collapsed on the bathroom floor and their lives changed forever. In this emotional memoir, Morgan poetically writes about her husband's long illness, her own battle with breast cancer, and how she learned to hang on to what matters most. Beautifully weaving the past with the present, she reveals the deep truths and challenging moments of caring for a partner that at times doesn't recognize her, raising two children, saving her troubled relationship, and navigating a successful career, all while living with her own illness and enduring the global pandemic. Life is a process of cause and effect, Morgan writes, and however much you might sidestep the cracks, stay close to the edge, keep on walking past the open windows, no one can prepare you for the utter shock of the backflip, the left-field throw, the curveball. Morgan shares her life in hopes that her story may connect with readers carrying burdens of their own. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    After rushing through a seemingly normal day in her busy life, playwright and screenwriter Morgan arrived home to find her partner collapsed on the bathroom floor and their lives changed forever. In this emotional memoir, Morgan poetically writes about her husband's long illness, her own battle with breast cancer, and how she learned to hang on to what matters most. Beautifully weaving the past with the present, she reveals the deep truths and challenging moments of caring for a partner that at times doesn't recognize her, raising two children, saving her troubled relationship, and navigating a successful career, all while living with her own illness and enduring the global pandemic. Life is a process of cause and effect, Morgan writes, and however much you might sidestep the cracks, stay close to the edge, keep on walking past the open windows, no one can prepare you for the utter shock of the backflip, the left-field throw, the curveball. Morgan shares her life in hopes that her story may connect with readers carrying burdens of their own. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ABI MORGAN is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Skinned, Sleeping Around, Splendour (Paines Plough), Tiny Dynamite (Traverse), Tender (Hampstead Theatre), Fugee (National Theatre), 27 (National Theatre of Scotland), Love Song (Frantic Assembly), and The Mistress Contract (Royal Court Theatre). Her television work includes My Fragile Heart, Murder, Sex Traffic, Tsunami – The Aftermath, White Girl, Royal Wedding, Birdsong, The Hour, River and The Split.  Her film writing credits include Brick Lane, Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman, and Suffragette. She has a number of films currently in development and has won a number of awards, including Baftas and an Emmy for her film and TV work

Subject: Morgan, Abi > Family > Biography.
Screenwriters > Wales > Biography.
Multiple sclerosis > Patients > Biography.
Amnesia > Biography.
Married people > Biography.
Genre: Autobiography
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