I read this for my book club. It is not the type of book I would normally pick up (part of the reason I joined the book club.) I ended up liking it a lot. Alice is just about to turn 50. She has three adult children and is a professor of psychology at Harvard (where her husband is also a professor). She's had a very academic life full of research, publishing, teaching, and public speaking. But when she is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease, her whole life changes.I was convinced I had Alzheimer's by the time I finished the book. Sometimes I'm crazy. But it really made me think about how the disease affects the person with it and their loved ones. It was sad to read. I do feel as though I have a better understanding for how conversations and language changes for people who have Alzheimer's. Even if the person seems "fine" most of the time, it is often hard for them to follow conversations in the same way.