Monday 20 May 2019


Dr. Zachary White and I both received our author's boxes of books last week (so exciting!). That means it's time to order THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF CARING: The Transformation From Loved One to Caregiver. If you buy a copy and send me an image of your receipt (email me at [email protected]), I'll send the first 100 readers a signed book plate sticker to inside the front cover. 

Here are some quotes about our book from leaders in the family caregiving movement: 

"Finally! A totally honest assessment of the caregiving experience. Whether you are a 'newbie' or a long-term caregiver, this book illustrates all we have in common and gives us guidelines to cope wherever we are in our journey." 
- Adrienne Gruberg, founder and president, The Caregiver Space

"The Unexpected Journey of Caring provides insights into the mind and heart of the family caregiver. After reading this book you'll better understand the caregiving emotions and thoughts that can feel so confusing and lead to so much guilt!" 
- Denise Brown, founder of and the National Caregiving Conference

"Nobody grows up planning to be caregiver, but many of us will become one and sometimes when we least expect it. Thomson and White bring powerful insights to help us understand what it means to be a caregiver and how to truly support those of us who will travel this unexpected journey."
- Samir K. Sinha, director of geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network, Toronto; health policy research director, National Institute on Aging (Canada)

"Thomson and White expertly describe the effects of being a caregiver, including effects one might not be aware of, and the transformation that takes place in our lives because of our caregiving roles."
- Pamala D. Larsen, PhD, RN, CRRN, professor emeritus, University of Wyoming, editor of Lubkins Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention

"The Unexpected Journey of Caring is most remarkable because it is not only practical but also philosophical. It represents a definitive guide to understanding the phenomenon of caregiving within the context of human relations."
- Dr. Aaron Blight, founder, Caregiving Kinetics

THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF CARING is available from all major online booksellers everywhere. 
In the USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
In Canada: Amazon and Chapters Indigo
In the UK and rest of the world: Amazon
The book release is on June 8th, so pre-order your hardcopy or kindle edition now for early delivery. 

I really look forward to hearing your thoughts about how we've described the personal transformation in caregiving. Let the conversation begin! 


Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Donna! Your voice is so inspiring and educational!

The Caregivers' Living Room said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth - and right back at you!!!!