Thursday, November 1, 2007

What’s Up With Amnesia?

by Elodia Strain

I recently finished reading a book called “Forget About It,” by Caprice Crane. It’s about a young woman who fakes amnesia in an attempt to fix her life.

I also heard about a new television comedy called “Samantha Who?” that is all about the misadventures of a woman who is actually suffering from amnesia.

I’ve always known amnesia to be a favorite plotline for soap opera writers, but what’s up with this affliction popping up as a source of comedy everywhere?

What’s up with amnesia? Why is it so funny? And what makes it an appealing subject to write/read/watch?

1 comment:

Marcia Mickelson said...

Sounds like an interesting premise. Was it a good book. Do you recommend it?