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Mary Lou Falcone

I Didn't See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss and Lewy Body Dementia


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Mary Lou Falcone's memoir of love, loss, and Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a cathartic journey of caregiving that is filled with hope, laughter, and tears. At the age of ten, Mary Lou's life was changed forever when her father had a stroke. She stepped up to care for her father and two younger siblings while her mother worked three jobs. Years later, Mary Lou's soulmate of forty-seven years, the celebrated artist Nicky Zann, was diagnosed with LBD. Mary Lou became his sole caregiver and discovered invaluable resources for dealing with the disease. In addition to Mary Lou's firsthand account, her friends and family, including world-renowned classical musicians, opera divas, directors, and actors, share their perspectives on her resilience. Mary Lou emerges from great loss transformed and energized, and her story will inspire readers to do the same.
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East End Press



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