Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. Love Anthony, her latest, is the moving story of the mother of a boy with autism. She graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the documentary film, To Not Fade Away. She lives with her husband and three children in Cape Cod.

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Love Anthony By Lisa Genova

From New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a heartfelt novel about friendship and a mother coping with the loss of her autistic son.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Say YES whenever possible

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. My children's faces lighting up when excited about something. Pure joy!Or, if I've changed too many diapers and listened to endless whining that day....Me and my husband with no kids at our favorite beach on a hot summer day.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Still Alice

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Spitting

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Shakespeare. Tell me everything.

Author Voices

February 04, 2009

How did I get here? So many of my roads have led me here, it must be inevitable. Let me start at the beginning. Inspired by the stories of Oliver Sacks and a curiosity for understanding how the brain works to affect behavior and reveal who we are, I entered the graduate program in Neuroscience at Harvard in 1994. I quickly became interested in the mechanisms underlying addiction, how the same drug administered chronically could hijack our natural reinforcement systems and dissociate wanting from liking. My lab bench was just down the hall from Rudy Tanzi and others who were working to crack the genetic code for Alzheimer’s. I graduated with a... see more

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