SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW BY WENDY MITCHELL
PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING ON 7th MARCH 2019
Most years the best book really does pick itself as it stands out from all the rest and as I read about 70 books a year it makes it pretty special. I decided to read this book for two reasons, one is that I am writing a memoir myself so it’s always good to read others and get different viewpoints and ways of writing. The second is that this disease appears to be affecting far more people now, not discriminating at all, plus the fundraising always needs a push so they can find a cure to this horrible illness.
Wendy Mitchell spent twenty years as a non-clinical team leader in the NHS before being diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia in July 2014 at the age of fifty-eight. Shocked by the lack of awareness about the disease, both in the community and in hospitals, she vowed to spend her time raising awareness about dementia and encouraging others to see there is life after a diagnosis. She is now an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society. She has two daughters and lives in Yorkshire.
So, Wendy, you have the honor of being my book of the year 2020. Please do use any of this for publicity or promotion of your book, well done it really is amazing.
I liked everything about this book, it was easy to read, keeping you engrossed in the life of Wendy and what she was going through. It is also an eye-opener about this disease and what people go through, I would recommend this to everyone to raise awareness.
The book is available on Amazon here.
My best book of 2020