A family family memoir recounted by Russel Lazega. This tale looks at the life of a Jewish family living in Miami Beach, as they try to find an acceptable assisted living facility for Lea Lazega. As they try to take of her in the meantime, they learn just how strong willed she is. Through her refusal to take medications and other catastrophes, this hilarious recount is a book to remember.
This book was so fun for a memoir. Most memoirs are told very point blank and have no lightheartedness. This one had me laughing through out it all the way! It was humorous and very touching. I loved the use of the alternating chapters. The retelling of how she fled Nazi-occupied Europe and another of today’s time as this family tries to take care of the cantankerous woman! One of my favorite lines in this book is where the family has her at this one assisted living home and she says, “I’ll escape. I escaped from Hitler, I can escape from here!”. This had me rolling. As someone who has worked in assisted living homes, this had so much truth to it! This was such a good read, from holding my sides laughing to almost crying my eyes out, this is truly the best memoir like this I have ever read.
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I love reading! Reading is pretty much everything to me. It's always an escape and a way to explore new places without leaving home. My love for reading started when I was little. I was always the kid with a book in hand or asking my parents to read to me! I'm pretty shy for the most part and while being awesome with people (in a customer service way, i.e. sales etc) I tend to be really quiet and clam up. (extreme introvert here)
-I am obsessed with video games and anime as well
-I collect tons of fandom funko's (IT, LOTR, Coraline etc)
-My favorite authors are Sarah J. Maas, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling.
- I am obsessed with horror. While most stuff is pretty cheesy these days, I enjoy Stephen King bc he writes with such depth. There is so much emotion behind his writing and he actually writes stuff that is genuinely creepy, like arms hair raised, pulse pounding creepy/ terror.
-I have three shady cats. All of them are asshol--. But then again most cats are :D But i do love them and they are all three rescues.
-I am married to a wonderful husband who is a bigger nerd than I am.
- And I think that is about it <3 anything else just DM me
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