What happens when your partner of twenty years suddenly believes you're nothing but a stranger?
What do you do when your history together is gone?
How do you prove you're not an imposter in your own life?
When the partner of Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan abruptly collapsed from a mysterious illness, doctors were concerned that he would not survive. Then, six months later, Jacob woke from his coma, to the delight and relief of his family and friends--except this proved to be anything but a Hollywood ending. Because to Jacob, the woman standing at his bedside, who had cared for him all these months, was not his partner. Not his children's mother. Not the woman he loved. Sure, she looked like his Abi, but this was an imposter, living someone else's life.
Finding herself dropped into a real-life night-mare seemingly ripped from the pages of a thriller, Abi must find a way to hang on to not only their past but also their future together, before it slips away from them both. With grace, an irresistible sense of humor and refreshingly raw honesty, This Is Not a Pity Memoir grapples with a journey through fear and redemption few should have to face.
What do you do when you are losing your love?
You don't write a pity memoir.
You write a love story.
Author: Abi Morgan
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.10d
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 16
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Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2022
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 97
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About the Author
ABI MORGAN is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Skinned, Sleeping Around, Splendour (Paines Plough), Tiny Dynamite (Traverse), Tender (Hampstead Theatre), Fugee (National Theatre), 27 (National Theatre of Scotland), Love Song (Frantic Assembly), and The Mistress Contract (Royal Court Theatre). Her television work includes My Fragile Heart, Murder, Sex Traffic, Tsunami - The Aftermath, White Girl, Royal Wedding, Birdsong, The Hour, River and The Split. Her film writing credits include Brick Lane, Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman, and Suffragette. She has a number of films currently in development and has won a number of awards, including Baftas and an Emmy for her film and TV work.