This month, we read The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—And Why by Amanda Ripley. The publisher offers this synopsis of the book:
“Half of Americans have been affected by a disaster of some kind. In big disasters, regular people are the first and most important rescuers on the scene. But very few of us know what to expect until it is too late.”
The book describes our personalities in a disaster. Understanding our disaster personality (will we freeze? take action? be a hero?) helps us prepare now before a disaster strikes. The book is best when sharing tips that will help us get out.
G-J, Jane and I all recommend the book. As G-J said, as family caregivers, you’ve already faced the unthinkable. It’s always a good idea to prepare.
Next month we read Blue Nights by Joan Didion. Want to join our book club? Just go here.
- Would You Want to Know? (caregiving.com)
- Dementia Care During a Natural Disaster (caregiving.com)
- Competing for Caregiving (caregiving.com)
- The More Open You Are, The More You Help Others (caregiving.com)
- Your Marketability Because of Caregiving (caregiving.com)
- The Clutter Struggle (caregiving.com)
- When Work and Caregiving Call on the Same Line (caregiving.com)