Greg O'Brien

Greg O'Brien

Greg O'Brien has more than 40 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, investigative reporter and publisher. Over the years, he has contributed to, among other publications, the Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Huffington Post, Arizona Republic, Boston Herald American, Boston Metro, New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Providence Journal, Cape Cod Times, Boston Irish Reporter, and Boston Magazine, where he was a senior writer. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and Register newspapers; former editor of Cape Cod Life; and was a founding managing director of Community Newspaper Company in Boston. He also is the editor/author of several books, has published 17 books by other writers through his publishing affiliate Codfish Press, has written/produced documentaries, and has been a scriptwriter. O'Brien, a graduate of the University of Arizona ('72) with a major in history and a minor in psychology, is the editor and president of Stony Brook Group, a political and communications strategy company located on Cape Cod in Brewster, MA. He and his wife Mary Catherine have three grown children: Brendan, Colleen, and Conor. His memoir, ON PLUTO: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's (Codfish Press; September 2014; $15.99) is written with faith, humor, and hope, and provides Baby Boomers a candid look into the future. It has been said that in 25 years there will be two kinds of people: those with Alzheimer's and those caring for someone with Alzheimer's. O'Brien's story is a naked, wrenching, and soul-searching account for a generation and their loved ones about the cross the threshold of this death in slow motion. On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's is a trail-blazing roadmap for Baby Boomers - both a "how to" for fighting a terminal disease, and a "how not" to give up!

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On Pluto

In his memoir, ON PLUTO: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s (Codfish Press; September 2014; $15.99) this veteran journalist talks freely about what it is like to slowly lose your mind, and to see slices of your very identity slipping away piece by piece.

Because O’Brien is an award-winning investigative journalist, he has the outstanding ability to communicate objectively the patient perspective of living with this condition, the symptom burden, longitudinal course of the disease, and its impact on family.

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