You're Not You

You're Not You

Book - 2006
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Bec is adrift. It's the summer before her junior year in college. She's sleeping with a married professor, losing interest in her classes, and equivocating about her career. She takes a job caring for Kate, a thirty-six-year-old woman who has been immobilized by ALS.
Publisher: ©2006
New York, NY :, Picador,, 2014
ISBN: 9781250045614
1250045614
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 274 pages ;,21 cm
Alternative Title: You are not you

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GLNovak
Jan 21, 2014

20-year-old Bec is just drifting in her life as a college student until she takes a job as a caregiver for Kate who is suffering from ALS. The relationship that grows out of this helps her to sort through all her choices and to find focus. The glimpses into the daily life of an advanced ALS patient are well-depicted. We meet Kate who is making the most of what limited abilities she has left, and we meet her husband, her other caregivers, and her friends. We share the journey that Bec takes with her. At times I wanted to shake Bec but mostly, I travelled with her as she matured and took charge of her life.

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pudiimom
Nov 06, 2009

Very well written. Interesting perspective on end of life care & on growing up. A little more focus on their sex life than I care for, butotherwise quite good.

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