What sets this book apart from the reams of professional theorising on autism is the fact that it is written by an autistic, and a child to boot. Its short, question-headed chapters aim to disclose the 13-year-old author's "inner self", to make people "understand what we really are, and what we're going through".
An important examination of the socioeconomic and cultural forces that can shape a woman’s entry into prostitution.
...this character's story stuck faithfully to real life.
Captivating and astute study.
Colored with quirky, picturesque details of Bay Area counter culture...Abbott's narrative balances idiosyncratic flourishes with universal emotions of anger, resentment, jealousy, and guilt.
A tightly strung, finely tuned memoir about life with her mother.
It’s a time machine laden with long-lost physical objects...a meditation on the plastic possibilities of womankind and a very special treat.
A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together.
It's impossible to hit every aspect of a problem in a single volume, so perhaps Ms. Bazelon will consider pursuing some of her themes in another book. That would be a good place to develop the ideas she strikes only glancingly in her conclusion...
The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age.
Solomon’s own trials of feeling marginalized as gay, dyslexic, and depressive, while still yearning to be a father, frame these affectingly rendered real tales about bravely playing the cards one’s dealt.
...a gentle, searingly moving memoir, at once a love letter and a generous, incisive set of instructions not about how to die but about how to live.
...any social or financial observer, as well as those who are compelled by human-interest stories, would be wise to hear what Tough has to say.
...there are violently mixed feelings, erotic memories, loneliness, anger, and resolve in a book that takes its arc from the divorce, but its organization from the seasons, moving from winter to spring to “years later,” and frequently looking back...
A moving, beautifully written chronicle of true love and a clarion call for health-care reform.
Izzo isn’t trailblazing, and the Austen connection is tenuous, but Kate’s search for love contains a surfeit of laugh-out-loud moments.
This is a rare kind of success for a nonfiction writer, and you might think it would bring a measure of calm and satisfaction to the book’s author. If you suspect that’s the case, you don’t know much about Harry Gerard Bissinger III, who is universally known as Buzz.
The volume will have particular appeal to readers of gender studies, but these stories ultimately prove that true partnership is gender blind.
This is not a "how to" book. It is more of an encouragement to get the next generation up and working all the while building character and teaching them to be grateful for what they have.
A straightforward, honest look at how raising a child is difficult, but raising twins can be exponentially more demanding.