The kinds of things we all regularly forget do not represent a failure of character, a symptom of disease, or even a reasonable cause for fear—places most of us tend to go when we forget something. We tend to lay a lot of judgment, shame, and stress on ourselves every time we forget where we put our phones, to take out the trash, or the name of that Netflix series your friend recommended, and we're unfairly punishing ourselves here. I want to give people insight as to how their memory works—and why forgetting is a normal part of being human.
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Timesbestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens, and Every Note Played. Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film adaptation of Still Alice in 2015. Lisa’s TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s, has been vie...
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