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I recently read two excellent books: "Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir" by Carol O'Dell and "Like A Bolt: Tragedy to Triumph After Stroke" by Mary Morgan.

I liked "Mothering Mother" because it didn't have that "we are perfect people who never had difficulties during our caregiving experience" thing going on. The author admits to frustration, anger, guilt and all those other normal "negative" emotions as well as joy, laughter and love. "Mothering Mother" reads a bit like a distilled journal.

"Like a Bolt" is an awesome book written by a lady who had a stroke. It can give a caregiver some insight into what goes on in a brain-injured mind. It's particularly interesting to see how Mary's perceptions of her situation change as her brain heals. It's also interesting to read the short statements of her main caregivers (her children) at the end of the book.
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