Everyone over a certain age fears that one day a momentous event outside one's control may occur that will change one's life forever. It happened to Alix Kates Shulman and her beloved husband when he fell from a sleeping loft, permanently injuring his brain. Her memoir, To Love What Is, explores life on the other side, with all its anxieties, risks--and surprising rewards.
After abusing wife Celie in every imaginable way (including isolating her from her beloved sister and making her fix up his gross living conditions and troll kids), Mister Albert moves his mistress into their house and makes Celie her servant. Perhaps the only bigger monster is Celie's stepfather, who gave her away to Mister Albert.