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Crash

By: Rachel Michelberg
Narrated by: Rachel Michelberg
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Rachel likes to think of herself as a nice Jewish girl, dedicated to doing what’s honorable, just as her parents raised her to do. But when her husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she faces a choice: Will she dedicate her life to caring for a man she no longer loves, or walk away?

Their marriage had been rocky at the time of the accident, and though she wants to do the right thing, Rachel doesn’t know how she is supposed to care for two kids in addition to a now irrational, incontinent, and seizure-prone grown man. And how will she manage to see her lover? But then again, what kind of selfish monster would refuse to care for her disabled husband, no matter how unhappy her marriage had been? Rachel wants to believe that she can dedicate her life to David’s needs, but knows in her heart it is impossible.

Crash: How I Became a Reluctant Caregiver tackles a pervasive dilemma in our culture: the moral conflicts individuals face when caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member.

©2021 Rachel Michelberg (P)2021 Rachel Michelberg

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Excellent narration of a heartfelt truestory

As the narrator was also the author of this autobiography, the emotion and mindset came through quite sincerely. The life journey described was quite vulnerable and shared candidly. This audiobook is an excellent resource of understanding for anyone caring for a family member dealing with a traumatic brain injury.

I️ was also impressed by the quality of the audio production. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the narrator is a classically trained singer. The diction is superb. She should consider narrating other authors’ audiobooks.

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Any caregiver should read this.

Thank you for writing this and for telling this story. It's a life that few know. Most of us are quiet about the choices we make.

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Reads like a novel, not a memoir

This is an amazing story. It feels like a movie, not a memoir. Language is beautiful. Story is raw and honest. Author reads it perfectly, with character and rhythm.