In this haunting, unflinching and at times unexpectedly hilarious memoir, Alex Witchel offers up a fiercely honest account of how her adored mother slowly began “disappearing in plain sight.” “All Gone” is a potluck dish containing a variety of ingredients: childhood stories, complete with a cast of vibrantly portrayed relatives; practical knowledge gleaned from Witchel’s desperate battle against the relentless advance of her parent’s small-stroke-induced dementia; and, yes, real recipes passed down by her mother and grandmother.
Alex Witchel’s All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, With Refreshments, reviewed in the New York Times.
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