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Barbara Kantrowitz, The Daily Beast, 3/31
“Bradlee is, at times, funny, mordant, surprisingly perceptive and disturbingly naïve…. it’s clear that even enormous privilege did not protect him from the profound loneliness of being different.”
Liz Smith, www.Wowowow.com, 3/31
“You’ll be hearing the name Quinn Bradlee a lot now that this son of Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee of Washington media fame has finished A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures.”
Kate Tuttle, Washington Post
“Bradlee's book brings a bracing honesty to the tough stuff he's faced, and a sweet enthusiasm toward the things that make him happy, from surfing to his childhood dog. He doesn't sugarcoat how difficult difference can be, but there's no pity here, and no complaint.”
“A rare peek into the beliefs, feelings, and experiences of this young man with differing abilities, who just wants what the rest of us want out of life--work that he enjoys and is good at, and reciprocal relationships with a partner, good friends, and a wider social network.”
Jeff Himmelman assisted Bob Woodward on Maestro and Tim Russert on Big Russ and Me. He has worked on other book projects as an editor and author. His reporting and writing with Woodward helped The Washington Post win the Pulitzer Prize for its post-9/11 coverage. He lives in Washington, D.C.
I was compelled to read this after seeing a C-SPAN replay of the memorial service for Ben Bradlee at which Quinn spoke, along w luminaries of great prominence. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Reader
I really enjoyed this book. I am a Mom of a daughter that has DiGeorge Syndrome, one of the other names for what Quinn Bradlee also has. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had to read this book for an education class. Throughout the entire book the author is either telling you how rich his family is, or how much you should pitty him. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mike Carr
What is normal? Are any of us really normal? Very interesting to read from the perspective of a young man who grew up labeled learning disabled. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by agoldstein
A different perspective on life when seen through the eyes of someone with learning disabilities. Very good!Published on December 1, 2009 by CM Vanlieshout
This was a fascinating book that gave me insight into the thinking process of the learning disabled.Published on August 16, 2009 by Mamaw
Memoirs from authors in their twenties attract readers less from the disclosure of wisdom acquired over decades than from telling a story about something extraordinary and worth... Read morePublished on July 9, 2009 by Stephen T. Hopkins
[[ASIN:1586481894 A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures] What a truly amazing man Quinn Bradlee is!! Read morePublished on June 28, 2009 by Kwiltergirl