NYT runs tribute by Elinor Lipman
Posted on Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Sweetest at the End
By ELINOR LIPMAN
Published: New York Times
April 9, 2010
“Disease could have turned Bob violent. He had it another way.”
Elinor Lipman is an acclaimed writer of essays, newspaper columns and eight novels, one of which, Then She Found Me was adapted into a feature film in 2007 that was directed by and starred Helen Hunt. Five years ago she wrote a series of columns for the Boston Globe that revealed the daily adventures of married life with her love, Bob. In a recent article in the New York Times, Elinor Lipman writes of her husband again. Her description of his struggle with frontotemporal dementia reveals a love that will touch every reader, especially those who see a reflection of their own experiences with the disease.