Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. It is all about me!! Just last night when I was putting on my glasses to search for the book, I placed them over a pair I already had on! My husband, Whatshisname, just laughed and told me I was losing it! Aha, I am not, as Martha Weinman Lear so delightfully explains in her hilarious anecdotal exploration of memory loss. Thank Goodness. It’s a bit of good news for us aging baby boomers.
Explaining what is and what is not normal memory loss is the premise of this well written, rapidly readable book. Weinman’s well documented "Where Did I Leave My Glasses?" provides findings from biologists, neuroscientists and psychologists that are cleverly providing reasons for why we have memory issues. Also explored are gender-related memories, list retention, name recognition, memory perception and deception. Scientific facts are mixed with easily relatable examples of types of issues we all deal with. What was I just saying? What is his name? Why did I just walk in this room? What did I need at the store?
"Where Did I Leave My Glasses?" by Martha Weinman Lear is the best gift anyone can give to a Baby Boomer friend or relative. These are universal issues presented in a way to reassure and educate those of us who can’t seem to remember it well! It’s not always Alzheimers.
Where Did I Leave My Glasses?
Martha Weinman Lear
Wellness Central (2009)
Reviewed by Enid Grabiner for Rebecca's Reads (6/09)