Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions contained within this post are mine and may vary from the opinions of others.
About Where the Light Gets In: 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.
What We Thought: Having an Aunt who is suffering from dementia currently I have made it a goal to read as many personal tales about this horrible disease and try to educate myself more and more about it. I admire Kimberly Williams-Paisley for her ability to document the journey of her mother Linda in such a great way.
My Aunt is nowhere near as progressed as Linda, but I know that in time if natural causes do not take her from us this disease will. It is harder on the family than the actual person who is suffering in many ways, but books like this make it easier to know that we are not alone in this at all and that nothing we can do will really alleviate the symptoms of this disease.
Kimberly Wiliams-Paisley really holds back nothing in this book and appreciate that she went into how this disease made her feel as a daughter to someone with dementia and not just focused on the person who had it. I feel more compelled to recommend this book because it is not just centered on the person who has the disease, but more about the people that it pulls in as well.
You can purchase Where the Light Gets In on Amazon and it is available on many formats including Hardcover, Kindle and Audio.