The Accidental Caregiver Part II

Saying YES to a World without Maria Altmann

by Gregor Collins Foreword by Andrea Syrtash

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982246051
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982246068
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982246297

About the Book

After publishing his memoir about caring for Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann during the last three years of her life, actor Gregor Collins thought that was the end of the story. Little did he know, losing Maria and sharing her with the world through his book was just the beginning.
The Accidental Caregiver, Part 2 chronicles a new journey, one that Collins embarked on just as accidentally as he did the first. With his unplanned sequel, he shares with readers how his life was once again transformed—but this time, without Maria.
With the same candor, grace, and raw vulnerability, Collins charts his course to far away lands like Australia and Mexico where he introduces Maria to other Holocaust survivors, then on a cross-country trek to New York, where he finds himself a caregiver once again, this time to Maria’s cousin Ruth, while he presents his book as a stage play to packed audiences. With each vivid new tale, Collins offers readers a fearless glimpse into his mind, which, though sometimes dark, is always honest. In the end, with Maria as his muse, Collins says yes to life and love in a way he could never have predicted—and wouldn’t have had any other way.

About the Author

Gregor Collins is an author, speaker, actor and connecter. He started his career in Los Angeles as a reality TV producer, before shifting gears to producing and acting in independent films. His writing and acting have been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Cinema Editor Magazine and others, as well as on Off-Off Broadway stages across New York, where he lived until 2020, when he moved to Arlington, Virginia. Aside from his work as a contributor, he created and curates Humans in My Phone, a micro-documentary series featuring the humans in his phone. He is also the author of The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann.