Assisted Loving: True Tales about Double Dating with My Dad
by Bob Morris
Harper. 304 pages, $24.95
FOR TEN YEARS, Bob Morris’ mother, Ethel, suffered from a blood disease that made her weak and frail. She was a beauty in her day, and she loved to sing and dance, but the disease slowly stole these pleasures away. Although Morris missed her, he admits in Assisted Loving that her death was a bit of a relief, partly because he thought he wouldn’t have to play the role of caretaker anymore. His father Joe was independent and healthy, able to drive and care for himself.