“A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer’s journey that I have read.” —Alzheimer’s Daily News
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova, exploring how and why Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny in her public lecture Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s on Sat., March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Chaucer’s Books and a signing follows the talk.
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction by writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. Inspired by Oliver Sacks, she embodies his notion that “In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.” Dedicated to demystifying neurological disorders, Genova has penned the New York Times bestselling novels Still Alice (now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore), Left Neglected, Love Anthony and her latest, Every Note Played. Genova will share the latest science investigating the disease and promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.
For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.