Always Liza to Me
A memoir for my silent sisterCecilia Rice
1 March 2010
Published by Allen & Unwin
A very personal, entertaining and engaging memoir of growing up with a severely disabled sibling.
This is the story of the Rice family, and of Liza, Cecilia Rice’s severely mentally retarded sister. As children, the kids in Cecilia’s family always believed Liza would not survive to adulthood and that therefore she would never become their problem. But she did survive.
With warmth, wisdom and humour, Cecilia shows us how, over the years, the family came to think of ‘their problem’ as ‘their sister’.