Be Brave, with Florrie Munat
Bainbridge author Florrie Munat will give a presentation on her book Be Brave: A Wife's Journey Through Caregiving. She will be at the bookstore Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3pm.
Listen to Florrie speak with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting in a podcast here!
Munat became her husband Chuck’s caregiver on the day he suffered a severe stroke. Any chances for his recovery were derailed when they learned that Chuck was also suffering from Lewy body dementia. After that devastating news, Florrie and Chuck assumed their loving marriage had been shattered forever. But what happened next surprised them.
With honesty, humor, and compassion, Florrie’s inspiring memoir invites the reader to walk in her shoes as she navigates the roller-coaster journey of caregiving for a spouse with dementia. Despite the daily challenges, she comes to appreciate the reciprocal nature of caregiving—with gifts both given and received. Eventually she discovers the most important lesson of all: that her role as a caregiver has helped her understand the depth and magnitude of her love for Chuck.
"A book of compassion, faith, and generosity…Florrie Munat helps us understand the complex mixture of heartache and letting go.” –Rebecca Wells, NY Times best-selling author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“A beautiful, richly panoramic book that should reassure caregivers and delight memoir readers.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Florrie Munat has published many nonfiction books and articles for children, some of which have appeared in Highlights, Cricket, Scholastic Dynamath, Storytelling, and Microsoft’s My Personal Tutor software. She has written over 100 book reviews for young adults and recorded hundreds of short stories and audiobooks for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library. A former librarian, English teacher, and university press worker, she lives on an island in Puget Sound.