Author Robert Leleux Returns With Another Memoir Which Looks at his Unusual Family
Critics hailed Robert Leleux’s coming-of-age Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy as a “laugh-out-loud tale of dysfunction and discovery” (Publishers Weekly). In his new book The Living End, he looks at how his grandmother’s unexpectedly funny decline into Alzheimer’s became an occasion to reconcile with her daughter. While his grandmother lost her memory, she also lost her recollection of past angers and regrets, grudges and hurt feelings, so when she reunited with her daughter, their relationship was new. Leleux writes how a change in life’s circumstances can be a catalyst for love and forgiveness.