Elizabeth Gibbons Van Ingen presents her memoir Kismet: From the Joy of Romance to the Agony of Alzheimer's.
Liz was a young, naive California girl when, while traveling in Tehran, she met and married Tony, a dashing Dutch-American international businessman. For the next two decades they enjoyed a glamorous life of travel and adventure, living in places as diverse as Iran under the Shah, cosmopolitan Morocco, Apartheid South Africa, and later, placid Iowa. But as years passed and Tony declined into the dementia of Alzheimer's, Liz took on the role of primary caregiver and head of the family. At home in Colorado, Liz reflects on a life and marriage full of adventure in self-discovery — both at home and abroad.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ELIZABETH GIBBONS VAN INGEN is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After living in many places in the world, adjusting to diverse traditions, and raising three daughters, she now lives and writes in the Denver area. She has been published in two anthologies: The Voices of Alzheimer's
and The Voices of Caregivers
, edited by the Healing Project. Kismet