Recovering — and Finding Joy Again — After Traumatic Brain Injury


(Altamont Enterprise Regional) – She wrote her memoir, “Love You Hard,” said Abby Maslin, because over the years that she has been helping her husband recover from a traumatic brain injury he sustained in a mugging, she was never able to find books that offered hope to survivors and their families.

“I wanted some hope that our lives could be joyful again, and have purpose. I feel like I wrote the book that I needed,” she said of the memoir that is due out March 12 from Dutton.

Maslin spent her early childhood in the Hilltowns, where her father directed The Institute on Man and Science in Rensselaerville, and she now lives in Washington, D.C. She has been writing a blog about caring for her husband since he was assaulted in 2012.

“It was my therapeutic outlet,” Maslin said. “I wanted to make sense for myself of what had happened.” CONTINUE