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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
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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 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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a.bookish.byrd
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Donnasmiles
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Got this one on Libby in audio. I've heard it's a tear jerker but also that Kimberly Williams is a great author.
It's narrated by Kimberly too.
Anyone read it?

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rjnellie
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"Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. " Leonard Cohen

Cathythoughts Leonard Cohen. Rest his soul. 2y
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melrailey
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Listening to this one today while working. Glad I work from home with all the tears. It's hitting pretty close to home. But it's really quite therapeutic as she's talking about a lot of things that I've felt myself over the past couple of years.

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Mtompkins
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January: Book Written By A Celebrity

Well, this one made me cry. So beautiful.

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TheCopyCait
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I just started the audiobook and already have a lump in my throat. Dementia of a parent is personal to me and so I both slightly dread and look forward to reading this book. 💗

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karareads
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I finished listening to the audio version of this book, read by the author, a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. Honest, raw, vulnerable, funny, informative- the whole package. This book makes me want to take action. READ IT.

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Denisereads75
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A heartfelt and heartbreaking book by Kimberly Williams-Paisley about slowly losing her mother to a rare form of dementia.

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karareads
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I'm listening to this on tape and am REALLY enjoying it so far! Really well written and the author is doing a great job reading her mother's story with respect and honesty.

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Librarylady
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This memoir really hit home for me and what we are going through with my father. KWP provides a realistic view of life with a parent who has dementia. Her ability to put so much of her private life out there for others to read will hopefully bring more awareness to this disease.

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Librarylady
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I'm having a hard time paying attention to my daughter's softball game since I brought this book with me to read.

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Bakingbookworm
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A touching, personal and candid look at how dementia affects a family. Williams-Paisley doesn't hold back & shares her thoughts & feelings of dealing with her mother's illness. The writing is down to earth and touching. Full review in my blog.

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Rhondareads
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Kimberly Williams Paisley has written a lovely book opening the door to her growing up her wonderful family her parents always supportive .She shares her wedding to Brad Paisley & their love.Then
her mother is diagnosed with dementia their lives change&how they cope a valuable guide.