Giveaway – Jan’s Story by Barry Petersen – Ends 7/8/10

Jan’s Story:
Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s
by Barry Petersen

Fwd by Katie Couric
isbn 978-1933016443
Pub. date 6/15/10

Book description: Imagine hearing these words: “She has Alzheimer’s.” Now imagine that “she” is vibrant, active, loving, healthy… and just 55. Acclaimed CBS News reporter Barry Petersen, writes about hearing the unimaginable: what it meant, what it still means, what he did—and didn’t do—and how this beautiful love story needs to be read by the thousands of families who have already heard that same devastating diagnosis… EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMER’S. Jan’s Story is a full, rich story of two people—and thousands like them—for who “forever” suddenly and terrifyingly has an expiration date.

OK. This was a tear jerker for me. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to lose a spouse to Alzheimer’s. Not that it would be easy at any age…. 55 seems very young.

This touching memoir is a tribute to the love this couple shared and a thought provoking look at the difficult personal decisions that were made. Not everyone would make the same decisions, but I believe that Jan would be happy with the choices that her husband made.

This would be fascinating to read and discuss with your spouse or with a group.

WHERE TO BUY – Jan’s story is available at a discount on Amazon.

PRIZE ALERT – The publicist would like to give Jan’s Story to 1 of you (ARV $15.95)

Here’s what ya gotta do to enter to win ….

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Giveaway ends on July 8, 2010 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for residents of the US and Canada only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info and claim prize – if no response, another winner will be chosen . Subject to the official rules. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer/Disclosure: Review product and prize provided by the giveaway sponsor.

249 comments for “Giveaway – Jan’s Story by Barry Petersen – Ends 7/8/10

  1. July 8, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I’ve entered your Flat Iron experts giveaway.

  2. July 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

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  3. Meagan
    July 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Alzheimer’s can be so hard on the family. My great grandma had it while I was growing up and I remember when she finally no longer remembered who I was. It was so heartbreaking as she had spent so much time playing and taking care of me for years and was so very dear to me.

  4. Meagan
    July 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

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    July 8, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I entered the Flat Iron Experts giveaway

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    July 8, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I entered The Book of John giveaway

  7. loni
    July 8, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Wow, this looks like a powerful book. I would love to read it!

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  9. susan smoaks
    July 8, 2010 at 7:05 am

    i have an aunt with Alzheimer’s disease

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  14. July 8, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I’d love to read this book. I really like Barry Peterson and Alzheimer’s is a subject that interests me as it runs in my family
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  15. Susan Smith
    July 8, 2010 at 7:30 am

    My MIL passed away of Alzheimers at 65 so this is a book I’m interested in reading

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    July 8, 2010 at 7:30 am

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    July 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

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  19. Breanne
    July 8, 2010 at 7:34 am

    This book sounds really good! I hope I never have to deal with anyone I know having Alzheimer’s

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  23. tina reynolds
    July 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I found out it has 11 reviews on amazon

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    July 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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  29. Veronica Garrett
    July 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    It sounds like a very touching book. I would love to read it.

  30. Donna K
    July 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    It is a terrible disease.

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  33. brian e.
    July 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…I heard CBS News’ Barry Peterson interviewed about the book last week on NPR; a heartbreaking story, and I am sure a good read about being the caregiver of a loved one with a devastating disease.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  34. brian e.
    July 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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  36. Donna K
    July 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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  37. Donna K
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  39. Donna K
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  40. Donna K
    July 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

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  41. Jon Lefkove
    July 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    This looks like a powerful book!

  42. Carole Spring
    July 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

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