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Imagine waking up in a bed and not knowing who you are, where you are, or how you got there. I Forgot to Remember is the story of Su Meck, who awoke in a hospital room one day in 1988 with complete retrograde amnesia, unable to remember the previous 23 years of her life. She could not recall her husband or her baby boys; she could not read or write, brush her teeth or use a fork.
Here is Su's account, written by Su in collaboration with Daniel de Visé, who introduced Su in a story on the front page of The Washington Post. I Forgot to Remember has drawn national publicity, including appearances on Today, CBS This Morning and The Diane Rehm Show.
"Meck's matter-of-fact delivery makes the harrowing details of her ordeal stand out all the more. . . . A tale of triumph in the search for identity."
"A big achievement....Poignant."
"Su Meck ... pieces together a fascinating tale of life after suffering head trauma as a young mother."
"The author recounts her grueling climb back to normalcy after an accident robs her of her memory and sense of self in this heart-wrenching true story."
- "10 Titles to Pick Up Now," O, The Oprah Magazine
"[U]nnervingly honest, straightforward to a degree that makes every other memoir I’ve read seem evasive, self-conscious and preening."
- "Book of the Week," Salon
"In this remarkable memoir, Meck chronicles her experiences as she learned to live in 'a house full of strangers' .... Compelling and inspirational and, one hopes, an important impetus for ongoing brain research."
- Booklist, starred review
"Compelling . . . Meck relates with excruciating honesty her journey out of oblivion."
- "Books of the Week," Publishers Weekly
"A remarkable story, told ably by Meck and her co-writer."
"[T]his deeply felt memoir from the inside, so to speak, may help bring understanding, perhaps hope, to many."
"[M]ore than a memoir . . . a shocking story about betrayal and trust."
- Maclean's (Canada)
"A hopeful and heart-gladdening memoir."
Listed among Amazon's Best Books of the Month for February 2014.
Listed among 5 Addictive Books to Read on Vacation, Reader's Digest, June 2014.
More praise for I Forgot to Remember:
Bookshare; BookReporter; Books & Life; Bibliographile; BookBrowse; America Reads; Win Over PTSD; PDN Online; Wordfest; A Bookworm's World; LibraryThing; WYPR-FM Baltimore; Gazette (DC suburbs);(Poughkeepsie Journal; Literary Inklings; Shelf Awareness; Daily Hampshire Gazette; Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Bustle; Amherst Bulletin; Beatrice; LitLovers ("New Books to Watch"); Reader's Block; BookTrib; New England Public Radio; BrainLine; The Advocate (Montgomery College); Gering (Nebr.) Citizen; WRSI-FM Northampton, Mass.
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