Lou Ann Hunter, as “Lulu the Love Guru,” has her life under control until she puts her career on hold to care for Patricia, her mom with Alzheimer’s disease. Rachel Gibson writes of the mother/daughter dynamic and the roller coaster of emotions and frustrations of caring for a sick parent with the much needed humor of someone who’s been there. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be happy you read it.
— Laura B.
From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson comes the story of a mother-daughter journey to rediscover the past before it disappears forever.Lou Ann Hunter's mother, Patricia, has always had a passionate nature, which explains why she's been married and divorced five times and spooned enough male patients to be ousted from three elderly care facilities. She also has Alzheimer's, which is why she wants to spend the rest of her life surrounded by childhood memories at Sutton Hall, her family's decrepit plantation home in Louisiana. Lou Ann, a.k.a. Lulu the Love Guru, has built an empire preaching sex, love, and relationship advice to the women of America--mostly by defying the example her mother has set for her. But with Patricia suddenly in need of a fulltime caretaker, Lou Ann reluctantly agrees to step out of the spotlight and indulge her mother's wishes, even if it means trading in her Louboutins and Chanel N 5 for boots and mosquito repellant. Upon her arrival at Sutton Hall, Lou Ann discovers that very little functions at it should--least of all Patricia's mind. And as she adjusts to this new and inevitably temporary dynamic with the help of a local handyman and a live-in nurse, she is forced to confront the reality that neither her nor her mother's future is going according to plan. Heartrending at times and laugh-out-loud funny at others, How Lulu Lost Her Mind is the book for everyone and their mother. Fans of Emily Giffin, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis won't be able to forget it.