"More and more, her brain was short-circuiting." Alex Witchel wasn't about to accept her mother's encroaching dementia without a fight. There were specialists to be seen. Perscriptions to be adjusted. Neurotransmitter-boosting fun to be scheduled (even if her mother resisted. " 'You can't make me happier,' she said. 'I'm losing myself. What's to be happy about?' "). Layered with her mother's recipes, All Gone (Riverhead) is a testament to love, tenacity and the power of home cooking.
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