The Alzhammer: Or Keep Your Friends Close And... I Forget the Other Thing


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$16.95  $15.59
Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author

Joseph Di Prisco is the author of the memoir Subway to California and three previous novels, including the notable All For Now. His third book of poems is Sightlines from the Cheap Seats, and his poetry has won several prizes. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in many journals, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. He is also the coauthor of two highly regarded works on family and child development. Born in Brooklyn, he lives in Northern California with his wife, photographer Patti James. For more information, visit


"Part Mafia thriller, part comic farce, part lament about the anguish of de-
mentia and all hyperkinetic...Fast-paced and often charming." --Kirkus Reviews

"DiPrisco writes with humor and a great sense of character, poking fun at things that would leave a lesser author cringing. Think Cuckoo's Nest meets The Godfather. He interweaves all these elements with the skill of a master writer." --Anne Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter and Rock with Wings

"Great funny lines on every page. Am I recommending The Alzhammer? As the protagonist Mikey might say, 'Eggs ackly.'" --Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts

"Di Prisco delivers a brilliant portrayal of a wise guy who faces his biggest arch enemies....time and Alzheimer's. The last tango of power, fear, loyalty, and love is beautifully danced for us right to the very end." --Vickie Sciacca, Manager, Lafayette, California, Library

"Great funny lines--and some great sad ones too. As the character Dolly might say, 'It's butter-sweet.'" --Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts

"The book's comic aspects, most notably the malapropisms of Mikey's crew, jar with the wrenching portrayals of advanced Alzheimer's patients. Some readers will be amused. Others may feel uncomfortable or even offended." --Publishers Weekly