There are a limited number of books on traumatic brain injuries, particularly those written from perspective of the family’s experience. Moreover, many of the books written by brain injury survivors or their families are often not great reading. Cathy Crimmins’ Where Is the Mango Princess? is an exception to this rule.
Crimmins provides a no-holds-barred view of her husband Alan’s survival and recovery from his brain injury. She talks frankly about the ups and downs of everyday life as the wife of a brain injury survivor. From the joy at her husband’s healing to the discomfort in their marital relations, no topic is taboo. Since Crimmins was a professional writer (she passed away in 2009), the book offers a concise and measured summary of the view from the front row to her experiences
I recommend Where Is the Mango Princess? for families going through the brain injury recovery process as it provides such an all too rare balanced view of life post-injury.
Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: http://tlcrehab.org/