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Crash: How I Became a Reluctant Caregiver
When Rachel’s husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she is faced with a life-shaking dilemma: will she be the dutiful Jewish girl she’s always thought of herself as and dedicate her life to caring for him—despite the fact that she stopped loving him long before the accident, or will she walk away? With raw honesty, Michelberg tackles a pervasive dilemma in our culture: the moral conflicts individuals face when caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member.
Rachel Michelberg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and still enjoys living there with her husband Richard and their two dogs, Nala and Beenie. She earned her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from San Jose State University and has performed leading roles in musicals and opera. When Rachel isn’t working with her voice and piano students, she loves gardening, hiking, and making her own bone broth. Crash: How I Became a Reluctant Caregiver is her first book.
Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. He is the author of My Lovely Wife In the Psych Ward, and his work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is currently the Ninth Grade Dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their son in the San Francisco Bay area.
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