|Plot Summary of I Remember Running : The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted-and ALS |
|"Darcy Wakefield was a 33 year old English Professor who was known as a liberal, workaholic, vegetarian who was healthy as could be. The story starts at the end of a relationship that as Darcy looks back wasn't one worth moping over. Darcy decided to pursue the one thing she has always wanted which is a baby. Shortly after she makes this decision she has the following life altering things happen; she meets and falls in love with the love of her life, buys a house and is diagnosed with ALS. ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease is a debilitating death sentence. Darcy deals with this diagnosis by applying for disability, leaving her job, becoming pregnant, planning her funeral and writing this book. This book chronicles the 18 month period from when she is diagnosed until a few months after her baby's birth."
Tanya, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I Remember Running : The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted-and ALS |
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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