Today my book is published in United States and Canada…….

Who would have thought, 4 years ago, when diagnosed with dementia, that those words would have been typed from my fingertips….?

It’s amazing what opportunities can come your way even after the most darkest moment.

It’s a land so vast that the ripple effect may not happen as it happened here in our tiny country, Penguin random house has given me that opportunity to find out. Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice kindly reviewed my book there….

The cover maybe different, but the words inside are still the same apart from a handful of word changes for the good people who choose to read it will understand what I’m talking about…

The audiobook is my voice – another wonderful opportunity that came my way and for those over the Atlantic can be found here:

http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/563464/somebody-i-used-to-know/

The name of stores selling my book, totally unfamiliar to me but apparently very well known over there – Barnes and Noble store, Books a Million as well as on line – all waiting for a new audience to read my book….

Today, I hope will be the beginning of making new playmates in these far off lands across the Atlantic. Let’s see if this vast nation embraces my book as many have so far, or whether it will disappear into its vastness…like a grain of sand found on a beach…

If it switches on a light for a few around the reality of dementia, just enabling the light to flicker for a few people will have made it all worth while.

So all you people over there, let me know through Twitter, my blog or a simple email, what you think of the world I reveal in my book.

Amazon US have already included it in their Best Books of the Month section under memoirs…..very humbling ……

I wonder if they’re ready for someone like me and my book, Somebody I Used to Know….?

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

32 thoughts on “Today my book is published in United States and Canada…….

  1. and also just today, I started working on the German translation of your inspiring book. I’d love to get in touch with you to maybe discuss some questions which might occur along the way. For today, all the best, Sabine

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      1. If you want to, maybe you could send me your e-mail -address so we can keep in touch more privately 🙂 Mine should show via administration tools in your blog, if not, let me know ….

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  2. Hi Wendy, Congratulations on the publication of your book in America and Canada.  I am so very happy for you and also eager for thousands to read your book. I want to get it out there that “We’re not completely ga ga just because we have Dementia.  We can often do far more after diagnosis than before we got the illness. I spoke at holy trinity at Meole Brace a week ago to a congregation including people with dementia and carers.  I do more now than ever. People cannot understand that a diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of our lives but the beginning of new opportunities,  new friendships and lots more things to do.From lizzie

    Sent from Samsung Mobile on O2

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  3. Congratulations, Wendy. I am so pleased our North Americans cousins will have the opportunity to read your marvellous book. I’d recommend it even to those people who are fortunate enough not to be touched by dementia. You are an inspiring person in your own right. Oh happy day 🌞

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  4. Good evening Wendy, Your book arrived in my Kindle reader at 10:13 am this morning, and I’m so excited to finally have it in my hot little hands..lol. I haven’t finished reading it yet as my daughter is visiting from Guam and we spend the evening with the Grands, but I’ve loved every word I’ve read so far.

    I posted a link to your book on my blog, as I want to spread the news far and wide of your wonderful book. Thank you so much for sharing you with all of us. 🙂

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  5. Congratulations Wendy, absolutely thrilled to know that your amazing book is crossing the ocean. I hope it reaches many more people as it’s such an important subject and even more so that it is written first hand. Lots of love x

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  6. Congrats, Wendy! Since we were visiting Scotland recently, I bought your book there instead of waiting for it to be published here. Also, when we reached Orkney, I was at the library in Kirkwall and your book was on the counter, recently returned. The librarian said your book was popular. Your book crosses both oceans and ferries! 🙂

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