Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

Judy Goldman / Sep 19, 2019

Together A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap A routine procedure left novelist memoirist and poet Judy Goldman s husband paralyzed Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait

  • Title: Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
  • Author: Judy Goldman
  • ISBN: 0385543948
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman s husband paralyzed Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested When Judy Goldman s husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like th A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman s husband paralyzed Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested When Judy Goldman s husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches But rather than restoring his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down a phenomenon none of the doctors the family consults can explain Overnight, Goldman s world is turned upside down Though she has always thought of herself as the polite, demure wife opposite her strong, brave husband, Goldman finds herself thrown into a new role as his advocate, navigating byzantine hospital policies, demanding and refusing treatments, seeking solutions to help him win back his independence Along the way, Goldman flashes back to her memories of their life together As she tries envision her family s future, she discovers a new, resilient version of herself Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we lead an elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication February 12th 2019 by Nan A Talese More Details ISBN 0385543948 ISBN13 9780385543941 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Together A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap by Judy Goldman Author Release date Feb 12, 2019 A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman s husband paralyzed Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to rega A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman s husband paralyzed Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.When Judy Goldman s husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches But rather than restoring his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down a phenomenon none of the doctors the family consults can explain Overnight, Goldman s world is turned upside down Though she has always thought of herself as the polite, demure wife opposite her strong, brave husband, Goldman finds herself thrown into a new role as his advocate, navigating byzantine hospital policies, demanding and refusing treatments, seeking solutions to help him win back his independence Along the way, Goldman flashes back to her memories of their life together As she tries envision her family s future, she discovers a new, resilient version of herself Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we lead an elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Memoir Published in Year 2019 74 books 20 voters 2019 Book Horoscopes The Loyal Cancer 8 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 43 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 04, 2018 Christina Kline rated it it was amazing Part love story, part medical mystery, TOGETHER explores the rich terrain of a marriage during a period fraught with uncertainty and stress Ultimately, this memoir is a celebration of what truly matters in life the power of love, the importance of forgiveness, and the necessity of accepting that some things remain unknowable flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 11, 2018 Rhonda Lomazow rated it it was amazing A heart wrenching memoir a happy marriage life suddenly a simple medical procedure goes wrong their world turns upside down,Judy Goldman shares with us memories of their lives before now a peek into their decades long marriage nowcoping with a life they never expected.Thanks to Doubleday edelweiss for advance copy, flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 23, 2018 Susan Kaplan rated it it was amazing This is a magnificent story of love and resilience when the unthinkable happens.Judy Goldman s husband, Henry, has his second spinal epidural injection in an attempt to ease his back pain pain he has from spinal stenosis As I read this, waves of terror rolled over me, as I have had several similar injections in and around my hypermobile sacroiliac joint, done by a physiatrist, the same kind of specialist who injected Henry Goldman Luckily, my doctor is extremely skilled and I have never expe This is a magnificent story of love and resilience when the unthinkable happens.Judy Goldman s husband, Henry, has his second spinal epidural injection in an attempt to ease his back pain pain he has from spinal stenosis As I read this, waves of terror rolled over me, as I have had several similar injections in and around my hypermobile sacroiliac joint, done by a physiatrist, the same kind of specialist who injected Henry Goldman Luckily, my doctor is extremely skilled and I have never experienced the disaster that followed Henry s injection, but nonetheless, this story s beginning struck very close to home for me Henry s doctor gleefully tells him he s given him, in essence, a massive dose of steroids Unfortunately, rather than walking out of the office just stinging a little, Henry is paralyzed from the waist down, with many complications to follow Judy and Henry Goldman seem like great people, the kind i would love to meet and would likely befriend They worked hard on their marriage, raised two good kids, and are blessed with grandchildren from whom they derive great joy The reader learns about their courtship, their life experiences, and their entire family in chapters about their lives before and after injection And what rings so true is this book is that these are real people People who love each other What happened to Henry is a shonda, as we say in Yiddish a terrible thing Not only was the paralysis a terrible thing, the aftermath of rehabilitation and setbacks is shocking I kept hoping they would sue the injecting doctor, who I think made several serious errors in the procedure and aftercare While Judy is careful to not use her book as an opportunity to erupt in rage all over the page, they were, in my opinion, treated very badly by the medical and rehabilitation community in Charlotte, NC The injecting doctor disappears for six months When he finally appears on the scene, he writes a letter that gets him off the hook by explaining what he thought happened without taking any responsibility Less gifted writers than Judy Goldman would have written about this experience from the perspective of a tragic disaster, but she does not go there Every word in this outstanding book illustrates the deep love she has for Henry, and her tireless although without any inkling of martyrdom dedication to getting the best treatment for her husband.I loved this book Judy Goldman is an outstanding writer who took a terrible life experience and shared it with the world with her words I will long remember this book, and will recommend it to all my friends I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 15, 2018 Abigail DeWitt rated it it was amazing This exquisite memoir will break your heart and restore it in a single sentence it will make you weep and it will make you laugh out loud Judy Goldman was a poet before she became a novelist and memoirist and it shows every sentence is gorgeous and true, a revelation not just of her heart, but of the depth and honesty and courage that is available to each of us when we pay attention to life This story of a long, rich marriage and of the terrifying mishap that occurred during a routine medi This exquisite memoir will break your heart and restore it in a single sentence it will make you weep and it will make you laugh out loud Judy Goldman was a poet before she became a novelist and memoirist and it shows every sentence is gorgeous and true, a revelation not just of her heart, but of the depth and honesty and courage that is available to each of us when we pay attention to life This story of a long, rich marriage and of the terrifying mishap that occurred during a routine medical procedure is as riveting and moving a story as I ve ever read Goldman and her husband navigated their losses together, staying connected and finding a measure of peace a measure of humor, even I could read this book over and over for the sheer pleasure of it, for what it reveals about how to live fearlessly flag 5 likesLike see review Deirdre Abigail, your review is spot on This memoir is a gem Jan 31, 2019 01 08PM Sep 10, 2018 Darnell rated it it was amazing I read Judy Goldman s latest memoir, Together A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, before it was accepted for publication, and I knew then what a lot of readers are about to learn it is brilliant I have seen George Singleton s wonderful blurb I agree with him If you are going to read one memoir, this should be the one If you are young and in love, if you are older and thinking of assisted living, if you just love a good, well told story, read this story This is the recounting of a I read Judy Goldman s latest memoir, Together A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, before it was accepted for publication, and I knew then what a lot of readers are about to learn it is brilliant I have seen George Singleton s wonderful blurb I agree with him If you are going to read one memoir, this should be the one If you are young and in love, if you are older and thinking of assisted living, if you just love a good, well told story, read this story This is the recounting of a medical mishap, as the title indicates, but it is also the story of the roles we take on willingly in a relationship, and how those roles change in the blink of an eye, without our consent and without warning It s a story of how we can find strength that we imagine we can muster, and it s about how we reinvent ways of loving again and again over the course of a long term commitment to another human being I cannot say enough good things about this book, and I cannot say enough good things about what you can learn from vicariously living through this tale with its real life characters as the narrative unfolds flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 06, 2018 Cynthia rated it really liked it Very moving, and somewhat mercifully short To be published February 2019 Very appreciative to Doubleday and Edelweiss for an early copy flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 03, 2018 Candy rated it really liked it This is a reminder of how quickly life can change and how important it is to have the love and support of friends and family Goldman is very honest about the stress of caregiving flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Parker Isabella rated it it was amazing Aug 11, 2018 Nicole 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        My new memoir, Together Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap , will be published by Nan A Talese Doubleday February 12, 2019 Pre order today My first memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review s Memoir of the Year My first novel, The Slow Way Back, was a finalist for SIBA s Novel of the Year, winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction A My new memoir, Together Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap , will be published by Nan A Talese Doubleday February 12, 2019 Pre order today My first memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review s Memoir of the Year My first novel, The Slow Way Back, was a finalist for SIBA s Novel of the Year, winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction My second book of poetry, Wanting To Know the End, won the Gerald Cable Poetry Prize, as well as the top three prizes for a book of poetry by a North Carolinian My work has appeared in The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, Real Simple magazine, and Our State magazine my book reviews in The Washington Post and The Charlotte Observer my commentaries on public radio in Chapel Hill and Charlotte I received the Hobson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the Fortner Writer and Community Award for outstanding generosity to other writers and the larger community, and the Beverly D Clark Author Award from Queens University I live with my husband in Charlotte, NC We have two married children and four grandchildren


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    1. Part love story, part medical mystery, TOGETHER explores the rich terrain of a marriage during a period fraught with uncertainty and stress Ultimately, this memoir is a celebration of what truly matters in life the power of love, the importance of forgiveness, and the necessity of accepting that some things remain unknowable.


    2. A heart wrenching memoir a happy marriage life suddenly a simple medical procedure goes wrong their world turns upside down,Judy Goldman shares with us memories of their lives before now a peek into their decades long marriage nowcoping with a life they never expected.Thanks to Doubleday edelweiss for advance copy,


    3. This is a magnificent story of love and resilience when the unthinkable happens.Judy Goldman s husband, Henry, has his second spinal epidural injection in an attempt to ease his back pain pain he has from spinal stenosis As I read this, waves of terror rolled over me, as I have had several similar injections in and around my hypermobile sacroiliac joint, done by a physiatrist, the same kind of specialist who injected Henry Goldman Luckily, my doctor is extremely skilled and I have never expe Thi [...]


    4. This exquisite memoir will break your heart and restore it in a single sentence it will make you weep and it will make you laugh out loud Judy Goldman was a poet before she became a novelist and memoirist and it shows every sentence is gorgeous and true, a revelation not just of her heart, but of the depth and honesty and courage that is available to each of us when we pay attention to life This story of a long, rich marriage and of the terrifying mishap that occurred during a routine medi This [...]


    5. I read Judy Goldman s latest memoir, Together A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, before it was accepted for publication, and I knew then what a lot of readers are about to learn it is brilliant I have seen George Singleton s wonderful blurb I agree with him If you are going to read one memoir, this should be the one If you are young and in love, if you are older and thinking of assisted living, if you just love a good, well told story, read this story This is the recounting of a I read [...]


    6. Very moving, and somewhat mercifully short To be published February 2019 Very appreciative to Doubleday and Edelweiss for an early copy.


    7. This is a reminder of how quickly life can change and how important it is to have the love and support of friends and family Goldman is very honest about the stress of caregiving.


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