Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and lives with her family in Massachusetts. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected - a Richard & Judy Book Club pick - Love Anthony and Inside the O'Briens. Still Alice has sold over a million copies worldwide and was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore.

Books by this Author

Inside the O'Briens
Still Alice
Love Anthony
Left Neglected

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Lisa Genova loves listening to audiobooks at night

Lisa Genova shares her personal enthusiasm for audiobooks and why she believes A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Say YES whenever possible

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Still Alice

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Wicked, awesome, and wicked awesome

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I wish I could sing.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. My children's faces lighting up when excited about something. Pure joy!

Author Voices

February 04, 2009

How did I get here? So many of my roads have led me here, it must be inevitable. Let me start at the beginning. Inspired by the stories of Oliver Sacks and a curiosity for understanding how the brain works to affect behavior and reveal who we are, I entered the graduate program in Neuroscience at Harvard in 1994. I quickly became interested in the mechanisms underlying addiction, how the same drug administered chronically could hijack our natural reinforcement systems and dissociate wanting from liking. My lab bench was just down the hall from Rudy Tanzi and others who were working to crack the genetic code for Alzheimer’s. I graduated with a... see more

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