Her memoir, "Louise: Amended" tells the story of a beautiful young woman from Kansas who is about to embark on the life of her dreams—California! Glossy journalism! French boyfriend!—only to suffer a brain bleed that collapses the right side of her body, leaving her with double vision, facial paralysis, and a dragging foot. The memoir presents not only Louise's perspective, but also the reaction of her loved ones. "Louise: Amended" depicts a dismantling—and rebirth—of an entire family.