Voluntary Reactions


I wanted to share some of the wonderful words people have sent me after reading Brain in a Jar.  I have chosen to share the responses from folks whom I don’t know and who would have no reason to write to me except to share their heartfelt reactions.  (Some of these were sent to me via third parties, as well.)

I’ve just finished Brain in a Jar….I could not put it down……..and I so appreciated the talk you gave when you came out with the book in Burlington. You have created a beautiful work.

Really looking forward to finishing this lovely memoir…one of courage, hope and the challenge we face in watching our family members devolve into people we don’t recognize. Bercaw writes in such an endearing and honest way, can’t believe this is her first book!

 I couldn’t put it down and read it in 2 days.  Beautiful writing!  And a good story.  Describing the ambiguities of family loving can’t be that easy.

This is not just a good read. The style of the writing takes you on a beautiful, poignant, personal journey. I knew I would not be able to put the book down when I started it. I laughed, cried and marveled at the memories preserved forever in this book about forgetting. Loved it!


What I take away from these comments is that Beau is still helping people–albeit not with a reflex hammer, but through my memories of him. I’ll be sharing more at Arden Court in Largo, Florida on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. Come hear the story of Brain in a Jar, and share your family’s story with me.



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