A Different Life by Quinn Bradlee & Jeff Himmelman
Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures

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Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. When he was fourteen, Bradlee was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), a wide-spread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities. In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD kid—and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life, formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee describes the challenges and joys of living “a different life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A Different Life he will have become, if not your best friend, one of your favorite people.
 

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Quinn Bradlee is the son of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and writer Sally Quinn. In his memoir entitled, A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures, he describes what his life has been like growing up with velo-cardio facial syndrome, VCFS. This is a genetic syndrome affecting 1 out of 2000 people worldwide.
 
Published March 2, 2010 by PublicAffairs. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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