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AUTHOR’S PERSONAL MEMOIR BREAKS DOWN GLIOMA, FATAL BRAIN DISEASE

New Book Just Released:

Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind

By CATHERINE GRAVES

June 2011 (Phoenix, Arizona) Just released book, Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind, gives us an in-depth look at glioblastoma (glioma), a fatal brain disease positively diagnosed this week in New York Mets Hall of Famer, Gary Carter.  Author, Catherine Graves delivered an ultimately inspiring account of a challenging and disturbing timeline into her life from the caretaker’s point of view, and she is receiving consistent 5-star reviews on Amazon.com as the best book for coping through this tragedy.

 

Available on Amazon.com, BN.com, Catherine-Graves.com and Kindle, and at a price of $16.95, Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind is showing us that there is life at the other side of immense grief.  Graves takes us on her personal and private journey to what she and her family experienced. When her husband starts to act out-of-character and increasingly disinterested, she suspects the worst—but while she needs confirmation of one sort, a different type of nightmare begins, becoming the toughest year of her and her two children’s lives – a dreadful year in which nothing for her family will ever be the same. Graves makes keeping it together possible by realizing that the poor choices and mistakes she makes has consequences and repercussions.

 

“This journey for Gary Carter and his family is just beginning.” says Graves, who is on the committee to raise money for Barrow’s Brain Tumor Research Center.  “There is hope for them and everyone experiencing this tragic disease, but it will be difficult road ahead.  For all the difficulties that lie ahead, there is always hope.  Basically, that’s all we have.”

 

Significant Points

  • When she suspects John, her 46 year-old husband of having affairs Catherine hires a private investigator to follow him.  He’s guilty of something, she’s convinced.
  • They seek counseling, and the counselor says that he’s in a deep depression and instructs them to go to Sierra Tucson for treatment.
  • There they discover that he has Glioma, a severe brain tumor.  (Ted Kennedy and Johnnie Cochran were also diagnosed with Glioma)
  • After he dies, she’s left with guilt, confusion and deep grief.
  • She emotionally abandons her family, makes terrible choices, loses her mind, and checks herself into treatment.
  • These days she’s taking full responsibility for the negative effect her thinking and actions had on her family, friends & herself.  
  • Blended throughout the book her children recount their memories with direct and honest interpretations.

About Checking Out

Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind by Catherine Graves; ISBN #978-1460914397; $16.95; Softback; 6’ x 9”; 184 pages; Available on Amazon.com, Kindle, BN.com and www.Catherine-Graves.com.

 

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Author’s Personal Memoir Breaks Down Behind-The-Scenes Trauma

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AUTHOR’S PERSONAL MEMOIR BREAKS DOWN BEHIND-THE-SCENES TRAUMA
New Book Just Released:
Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind
By CATHERINE GRAVES

May 2011 (Phoenix, Arizona) Catherine Graves knows firsthand what it feels like to lose her mind.  She knows what it feels like to lose all sense of responsibility and her sense of self.  But, she also knows how it feels to emerge from the depths of despair to reclaim her life.

In Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind, first-time author, Catherine Graves, takes us on her personal and private journey to what she and her family experienced. When her husband starts to act out-of-character and increasingly disinterested, Graves suspects the worst—but while she needs confirmation of one sort, a different type of nightmare begins, which becomes the toughest year of her and her two children’s lives – a dreadful year in which nothing for their family will ever be the same. Graves makes keeping it together possible by realizing that the poor choices and mistakes she makes has consequences and repercussions.

“I was convinced that my husband was having an affair – or several affairs.  Eventually I discovered that he had a massive brain tumor,” says Graves, “and the guilt I experienced over that was enormous.  I learned that you can be wrong about your assumptions, make big mistakes and still have reason to forgive yourself.  I am the perfect example that the end of your loved one’s life doesn’t need to be the end of your own.”

In her speaking engagements, Graves’ audience is responding to her unbridled honesty and can be thankful to lead less extraordinary lives. She inspires others to see that there is life at the other end of immense grief.

Significant Points

  • When she suspects John, her 46 year-old husband of having affairs Catherine hires a private investigator to follow him.  He’s guilty of something, she’s convinced.
  • They seek counseling, and the counselor says that he’s in a deep depression and instructs them to go to Sierra Tucson for treatment.
  • There they discover that he has Glioma, a severe brain tumor.  (Ted Kennedy and Johnnie Cochran died from the Glioma)
  • After he dies, she’s left with guilt and deep grief.
  • She abandons her family, makes terrible choices, loses her mind, and checks herself into treatment.
  • These days she’s taking full responsibility for the negative effect her thinking and actions had on her family, friends & herself.

About Checking Out
Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind
by Catherine Graves; ISBN #978-1460914397; $16.95; Softback; 6’ x 9”; 184 pages; Available on Amazon.com and Kindle; ISBN #9781613974261.

UPCOMING BOOK READING / SIGNING
Where: Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85283, (480) 730-0205
When: Thursday, June 2nd, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

PDF Version – Catherine Graves: For Immediate Release 05/11/2011