Praise for POUF
I just finished reading your book. I can’t stop crying.You have to get this published. Your book will help so many people. God bless.
~ Thomas “Lefty” McIntyre
"Monica Vierling Hall’s book “Pouf” is a refreshing read as people can feel her authentic soul come through. You will laugh and cry with her on her journey of growth, walking along-side her father with dementia. Through storytelling and precious quotes from her father, readers get a peek into confusing and sometimes humorous comments that flow from him as his words don’t match our reality. I know you will appreciate this book for what it is – An honest and loving look at dementia; with all its twists and turns. Monica leads by example stepping into the world of dementia creating joyful moments and hope for those caring and serving those with dementia."
~ Lori La Bey, CEO Alzheimer’s Speaks
A heartwarming and heart-wrenching account of a loving daughter and the arduous journey endured watching her father go through the cruel and invasive progression of the mind degenerative and plundering disease of Alzheimer’s.
Her steadfast love, devotion and caring through this journey, together with her husband’s unwavering support, show not only the depth of her love but additionally, how the person affected by Alzheimer’s benefitted from that affection, bringing her father many moments of lucidity and happiness in his last years. You’ll find yourself smiling and laughing as the author shares her experiences with her father and his colleagues. But, be ready to cry at the last chapter as the reality of “Pouf” shows its face.
Great reading for persons going through the same path!
An honest and tender memoir of what life is truly like for family members of Alzheimer patients. You can feel the emotion, pain, and sadness echo off every page. A worthwhile read for anyone in the care process, and for those trying to understand.
I must say that was a brilliant ending chapter . . .
~ Erin Marie Bernardo
Author of “Scent of the Past”
I especially appreciated your “love is” descriptions.
~ Connie McIntyre
Monica Vierling Hall was born in Shakopee, Minnesota, where she still lives. She has raised two faith-filled and well-accomplished sons. They have passed their faith on to their own families.
Monica wrote Pouf as part of her commitment to helping others maintain and enjoy their relationships with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. She hopes families can see that these loved ones are just on a different walk in their lives and that there is incomparable beauty, joy, and laughter found while sharing this walk with them.
This is her first book.
Photos by Janice Patterson
I am beyond excited and thrilled to announce the publication of my book, Pouf. It’s been a magical and life-changing journey to come this far. Pouf captures the time I spent with my dad while he was in the memory care unit. It is tender, loving, and reflective—interspersed with humor, which is a must when walking with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s.
You are invited to attend my book launch.
Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: Your choice: 3:30 or 5:30
Where: Winchester & Rye*
7929 Victoria Drive
Seating is limited. Reservations required. 952.856.1540.
Cash bar and menu available.
*Winchester & Rye has adhered to the State guidelines for safety. In addition, there is access to an outdoor patio.
Thank you for your consideration in coming to celebrate with me. I would be honored to see you!
For any media inquiries, please contact Monica