9780451234636

Following Ezra : What One Father Learned about Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son

  • ISBN 13:

    9780451234636

  • ISBN 10:

    0451234634

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/06/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

A heartwarming and hopeful memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son. When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve. "For what?" he asked. The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be." That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezrais the story of a father and son on a ten-year journey from Ezra's diagnosis to the dawn of his adolescence. It celebrates his growth from a remote toddler to an extraordinary young man, connected in his own remarkable ways to the world around him.

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