Let's never talk about this again : a memoir

Let's never talk about this again : a memoir

Alterman, Sara Faith,

First edition.

Publication Information
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.


Physical Description
xiii, 256 pages ; 22 cm


Part I: Before. The duck room ; Hear ye, hear ye ; Uck, feh ; Sara of the 01776 ; Altersped ; Ace ; Out of the woods -- Part II: During. Nice mooves ; Glug glug glug ; Family business ; The best we can -- Part III: After. The dream gorilla ; Ups and downs ; The hometown nostalgia send-off tour ; Fifty-fifty ; That guy is born ; Never wake a sleeping baby ; Skilled care ; So that's jazz ; Love you forever ; Everything after that.

"Sara was at the tender age of 12 when she found the skeleton in her prudish parents' closet: a series of novelty sex books crammed high up on a shelf in her childhood living room, all written by Sara's ordinary suburban dad, Ira. For decades the books were an unspoken secret in Sara's family until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease...and announced he'd be reviving his novelty porn career. With Sara's help. In this cringe-worthy, unique, moving memoir--based on her New York Times piece--Sara shares the profound loss of the father she knew and loved as she attempts desperately to welcome the pervy neurological stranger who has taken his place. As heartwarming as it is heartbreaking, Let's Never Talk About This Again is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Alterman, Sara Faith.
Alterman, Ira-Mental health.

Subject Term
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States.

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesStatus
Prescott Public LibraryBook616.8311 ALTERMAN1Nonfiction Books