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All Gone

(2012)
A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
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At just past 70, Alex Witchel's smart, adoring, ultra-capable mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia. Witchel reacted as she'd been raised: If something was broken, she would fix it. But as medical reality undid that hope, she retreated to the kitchen, trying to reclaim the mother who was disappearing in plain sight, by cooking the comforting foods that were her mother's signature.

Reproducing the perfect meat loaf was no panacea, but it helped a grieving daughter come to terms with her predicament, the growing phenomenon of "ambiguous loss" - loss of a beloved one who lives on. Gradually Witchel developed a deeper appreciation for all the ways the mother she was losing lived on in her, starting with the daily commandment - "Tell me everything that happened today" - that set a future reporter and writer on her path. And she was inspired to turn her experience into this bittersweet account that offers true balm for an increasingly familiar form of heartbreak.



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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, With Refreshments (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4104-5483-5 / 978-1-4104-5483-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-59448-791-X / 978-1-59448-791-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-59463-185-9 / 978-1-59463-185-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: All Gone
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-5012-9069-X / 978-1-5012-9069-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1450-4 / 978-1-4692-1450-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1451-2 / 978-1-4692-1451-1 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1448-2 / 978-1-4692-1448-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, With Refreshments: Library Edition
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1449-0 / 978-1-4692-1449-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1445-8 / 978-1-4692-1445-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. with Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
ISBN: 1-4692-1447-4 / 978-1-4692-1447-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments
Author(s): Alex Witchel
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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