Patti Davis is the author of eight books, including <em>The Long Goodbye</em> and <em>The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us</em>. She has written for Time, Newsweek, Ladies’ Home Journal, More, Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country. She lives in Los Angeles where she runs a support group for family members of people with Alzheimer’s. The program is called Beyond Alzheimer’s. She lives with a dog and a cat who frequently walks across the keyboard and turns her work into foreign languages.