The ad read: Need Help? Bills due? Tired of ducking the Landlord? Come One…Come All to The Typing Room! We pay good, honest Money for your Story of Desperation and Despair. And it led to a room with a coin-operated typewriter where you could pour out your troubles and expect something in return. Corrine had been there before. But when her husband went away she needed to go there again didnt she? I call it A Comedy of Alzheimers says Monica De Vargas, because the situations I create in the novel some dramatic, some comical, many magical were inspired by my mothers own gift for story-telling, sense of humor and dignity as she progressed down this painful path.