Annette Januzzi Wick wants to find the perfect care home for her proud, Italian mother, who is slipping further into dementia.
In this memoir, she shares gripping truths about mistakes she makes before ultimately finding a place where her mother develops a crush, heckles an Elvis impersonator, and magically bonds with her daughter through Frank Sinatra’s songs. Whether she is breaking up a fight between her mother and the Easter Bunny, advocating for her mother to avoid a tracheotomy, or struggling to duplicate her mother’s cookie recipes, Annette tries to balance the trials with the triumphs of being a daughter—and caregiver. But can she and her mother love without memory—or regret?
I’ll Have Some of Yours is for anyone who longs to move past being a caregiver to find a deeply human and humane connection with someone you love.
Annette Januzzi Wick is an author, writer, teacher and community connector. She grew up in northern Ohio. She graduated from the University of Akron with a Computer Science degree yet still sighs when her cell phone doesn't work. For a time, she made her home in the Pacific Northwest until firmly planting her feet in Cincinnati. When she's not writing, she is walking Cincinnati's fifty-two neighborhoods or finding and making connections in the community. She is the founder Three Arch Press, and has previously published I'll Be in the Car (2006). I'll Have Some of Yours (2019) is based on her award-winning blog, Find You in the Sun (www.findyouinthesun.com), where additional essays appear.Her writings have appeared in the Alzheimer's Association's Cornerstone, Erma Bombeck Humor Blog, Grief Becomes You: A Narrative of Loss, and Movers and Makers, and have received awards from Writer's Digest, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Sinclair College, and USA Book News. Annette is available for speaking events, book signings and writing workshops. Visit annettejwick.com to purchase her book or learn more. I'll Have Some of Yours is also available for order through Amazon and major distributors.