Now he’s back with The Living End, a memoir about his grandmother JoAnn, who had Alzheimer’s disease. JoAnn, a woman who held onto grudges, had long been estranged from Robert’s mother when she was diagnosed. As the disease progressed, it brought the expected heartache with it (Leleux says it was like watching The Miracle Worker backwards). But there was also something unexpected — JoAnn forgot to be angry. As she lost her memories, she lost her sense of regret and hurt, which freed her to have a peaceful, happy relationship with her family, including Leleux’s mom. 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012