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Reviewed by Margaret Gunning "The brain is an amazing organ," writes humorist and journalist Cathy Crimmins in her bittersweet memoir of traumatic brain injury, Where Is the Mango Princess?
Put your brain through a windshield at seventy miles an hour or bash it with a sledgehammer, and then it's a crapshoot. On a lakeside vacation near Kingston, Ontario in the summer ofCathy Crimmins' husband Alan Forman nearly died in a freakish accident: It was a silly, horrible, stupid accident.
The effect was as if all the well-ordered, delicate files of his brain -- memory and personality, speech and behavior -- were picked up, shaken violently, then tossed in the air, so that everything hit the ground in total disarray. At the time of the accident, even the best experts could not predict how much of himself he would ever get back.
And though his recovery turned out to be dramatic and remarkable, things would never be the same: He is a man with different frontal lobes, and a different personality to match. At first this seems to work in their favor: Crimmins is caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare that will last for the duration of his recovery, battling incessantly and often fruitlessly with her HMO for proper care.
As if refusing to acknowledge the gravity of his injury, they assume he can travel eight hours by regular ambulance. In her typically volatile manner, Crimmins explodes: Even if the medical system had served them perfectly, the accident and its fallout are like a wrecking-ball crashing into the bedrock of the family system.
Daughter Kelly, who was unlucky enough to be in the boat at the time of the accident, is so traumatized she cannot bear to spend time with her mother, let alone her father. Crimmins' mother-in-law reacts with peculiar denial when she sees him before he regains consciousness: Bye-bye,' and the fingers on his left hand go up slightly, in a minimalist wave.
In times of frustration she tends to raise hell, even though to an outsider it looks as though she is surrounded by a host of supportive friends and rehab workers.
Though her abrasiveness and sometimes harsh humor are obviously a coping device, it sometimes make the memoir heavy going, as in this vindictive passage: I used to imagine murdering the wealthy HMO executives who make their money from denying benefits to people who have worked hard their whole lives; now I fantasize about roasting the executives slowly on a spit, then taking them down and throwing a few Band-Aids and a jar of Vaseline at them: Crimmins has an eye for the small details that bring the story alive in the most poignant way.
In the hospital, on a day when Alan is particularly lucid, this stunning scene unfolds: But all of a sudden Al stops talking and turns to me. You don't have to call me.
The one at home. But Crimmins is all too aware that he is not the same man she married and never will be. At one point the rehab center gives her "good news": Al tests with an average IQ.
Great, except that he was way above average before the accident. His subtle, sometimes nasty wit is gone, replaced by a wide-open, bust-out humor that causes him to guffaw loudly at social events. A former worrier, he no longer broods about anything and sends his wife the kind of mushy Hallmark card he never would have given her before.WHERE IS THE MANGO PRINCESS?
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