Book Review: Mama Is Still Here! by Norris Lee Roberts Jr.
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Norris Lee Roberts Jr.about this book: Xulon Press Introduces "Mama Is Still Here!," Dr. Norris Lee Roberts' Masterpiece About A Son And Mother Dealing With Alzheimer's
Xulon Press recently introduced an important work from Dr. Norris Lee Roberts, Jr. that tackled the difficult subject if Alzheimer's and the journey and mother and son take together as the disease progresses. The book is "Mama Is Still Here! A Mother and Son's Love Passage Through Alzheimer's Disease With Daily Prayers and Devotionals." The book was published on March 15, 2013 and is currently available through XulonPress, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
"Mama Is Still Here!" chronicles the life of Daisy, an accomplished and educated African-American woman who was raised in the Mississippi during segregation. Known by her family and friends for her swagger and confidence, Daisy was always everyone's favorite aunt, sister and friend. With the onset of Alzheimer's this vibrant woman starts to see her life spiral out of control.
The book is written from Roberts' perspective as Daisy's adult son. Through the pages of the book Roberts details the difficult process the family went through to deal with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Roberts shares each family member's struggle with grief, anger and denial, including his own and shares his memory of his beloved mother both before and after her diagnosis. In an attempt to help others struggling with caring for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's Roberts ends each chapter of his book with a passage from scripture and an appropriate prayer that convey the tone of each chapter and that help readers cope with their daily struggle.
Dr. Robert's pours his heart and soul into every page and it's clear to the reader that the book was written by a son who dearly loves his mother. He also has the writing and analytical skills to craft a book that conveys the complexities of Alzheimer's and its effects on families. This in turn helps others understand the disease and take comfort in the fact that there are others who are going through the same thing.
"Mama Is Still Here!" has been very well received and is getting critical acclaim from those who have read it and view it as a seminal work for those dealing with Alzheimer's. One recent reviewer summed up the feelings of many when he wrote, "I commend the author for telling this story as he did. This book is one of the most inspirational yet heart wrenching tales ever told and I'm so glad that I read it."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Norris Lee Roberts Jr. is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience in information technology and education. Dr. Roberts holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; a Masters of Arts in Computer Resource Information Management Systems from Webster University; and a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Instructional Leadership and Technology from Lindenwood University in Instructional Leadership. In 2008, Dr. Roberts learned that his mother suffered from Alzheimer's and the resulting grief led him to start writing his thoughts down to help him process the news. Those thoughts became "Mama Is Still Here!" an inspirational tribute to his mom and a guide for those who find themselves in a similar situation.
"Mama Is Still Here!" is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Dr. Roberts can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or Norris@norrislrobertsjr.com. More information about Dr. Roberts and his book can also be found on his website www.norrislrobertsjr.com.
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OutstandingI read this book in two days. I love this book! There is not other book like it. The book is simply a good read. A very powerful book for those on the Alzheimer's journey. I read the book again with family and friends. I have introduced the book to the bible study I teach. I am hoping Dr. Roberts writes more; he is a great story teller. I love this book!
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