Untangling Lewy Body Disease with Florrie Munat

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Untangling Lewy Body Disease with Florrie Munat

February 1, 2021

Untangling Lewy Body Disease with Florrie Munat

Today’s guest is Florrie Munat, author of the memoir “Be Brave: A Wife’s Journey Through Caregiving,” in which she shares the story of caring for her husband, Chuck, during their 6-year ordeal with Lewy Body disease due to an ischemic stroke. “Be Brave” was selected as one of the Top 100 Indie Books of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews, who described it as, “A beautiful, richly panoramic book that should reassure caregivers and delight memoir readers.”

Already a published author when their journey started, Florrie began chronicling their new story right away with honesty, humor, compassion, and a desire for self-discovery. After Chuck succumbed to complications from Lewy Body disease, she sifted through her random notes, journal entries, and written observations and wove them into this moving memoir, a tribute to a loving marriage tested by unanticipated and transformational challenges.

Florrie is the author of numerous children’s books, nonfiction articles, short stories, and poems. She worked as a reference and young adult librarian, taught high school English, and worked for a university press. She and Chuck raised four children, and her family hosted four foreign exchange students. She is currently a volunteer radio reader and Young Adult book reviewer; and writes and edits for the Lewy Body Dementia Association and several community groups. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where she enjoys photography, the New York Times crossword puzzle, hiking, reading, and following Seattle’s underdog sports teams.

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