Moderator Chauncey Mabe speaks with Alex Witchel, author of All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments from 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM. Witchel is a New York Times Magazine writer who originated the “Feed Me” column for its Dining section. When Witchel’s smart, ultracapable mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia, she reacted as she’d been raised: If something was broken, they would fix it. But as medical reality undid that hope, Witchel retreated to the kitchen and tried to reclaim her mother at the stove by cooking the comforting foods of her childhood, helped her come to terms with her predicament. Gradually she developed a deeper appreciation for all the ways the parent she was losing lived on in her and turned her experience into a frank, bittersweet, and surprisingly funny account that offers true balm for an increasingly familiar form of heartbreak.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Author breakfasts are held in The Ballroom at Café Boulud. Reservations are required and tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets are $100 plus tax per person and include breakfast, valet parking and a copy of the featured book. For reservations and information call Sandra Rodriguez at (561) 366-4301 or email SRodriguez@BrazilianCourt.com.