SALES TRACK: Still Alice, Lisa’s novel about a woman who suffers early-onset Alzheimer’s, was a huge bestseller, spending 59 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, with 1M+ COPIES SOLD, and adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Her next three novels were also New York Times bestsellers.
FIRST WORK OF NONFICTION: Remember deals with the topic of memory loss from a practical point of view, without losing Lisa’s narrative, more novelistic, writing style. It’s for readers of Joshua Foer’s bestselling Moonwalking with Einstein or Atul Gawande’s Better or Being Mortal, as well as for all those millions who are looking to alleviate the ever-present fear of Alzheimer’s and memory loss in general.
WELL-KNOWN MEDIA FIGURE: Lisa Genova has become a professional speaker for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, CNN, and NPR. Her TED talk on preventing Alzheimer’s has been viewed 5M+ TIMES (bit.ly/2u7ojFn). She spoke at World Alzheimer’s Day in Copenhagen, the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, the Perth International Arts Festival, the Oslo Opera House, and Boston Symphony Hall.
TOPIC OF INTEREST: After every lecture, people approach Lisa and ask if they should be worried about their forgetfulness. This book will alleviate the ever-present fear of Alzheimer’s and forgetting in general.
“No one writes more brilliantly about the connections between the brain, the mind, and the heart. Remember is a beautiful, fascinating, and important book about the mysteries of human memory—what it is, how it works, and what happens when it is stolen from us. A scientific and literary treat that you will not soon forget.”—Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, New YorkTimes bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
“In Remember, Lisa Genova provides easy-to-follow, no nonsense advice on how to maximize one of the greatest outputs of your brain—memory. But, more important, she also lets us know that while memory is a tremendous gift, the real you is much more than just what you can remember!”—Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School, coauthor of The Healing Self
“As with her previous books, this is an engaging and edifying read.”—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of How the Mind Works
“Genova’s plentiful anecdotes from her personal and professional lives make it easy for readers to relate, and her obvious expertise in memory and the brain results in a book that is more insightful than many others on the subject. Sharp writing and accessible storytelling make for a compelling read.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Brain science is deciphering the mysteries of memory, and no one is better positioned to tell the electrifying story than Dr. Genova, with her scientist’s eye and poet’s ear. A book you won’t forget.”—David Eagleman, neuroscientist, Stanford University, New York Times bestselling author
“This user-friendly account is very informative and should encourage and comfort concerned readers.”—Booklist
“A solid primer on the way memory works and fails to work.…Genova blends popular science and self-help, providing lay reader-friendly descriptions of the function of memory and sharing tips for better memory in a helpful appendix…. This accessible survey is an easy entry point for anyone wondering how and why they keep forgetting where they left their car keys.”—Publishers Weekly
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