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This is an informative, well researched and very interesting book.
From there I read the chapter on dwarfism, and then finally turned to the first pages of the book and started reading the beginning!
Andrew Solomon challenges views of diversity in this in-depth book on parenting children with horizontal identities.
I was led to this book by my brother, who had already read it, and was a little further along than I was in a journey to better understand the dynamics of our family. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Christopher I Stone
Extraordinary. Interviews were thoughtful and balanced. Conclusions thorough and factual. Difficult subjects very delicately handled. Didn't shy away from uncomfortable material.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book for any parent who has a child that doesn't seem to fit into societal standards. Too bad people can't see the greatness in "different". Read morePublished 11 days ago by Cristy
Wonderfully researched and written. Should be required reading for every parent. I will never look upon my bountiful parental blessings in the same way after reading this... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Doug Speer
Without this book, my knowledge of different life conditions would have remained quite narrow. Solomon's openness to the variation in people's life circumstances and his own rich... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Judith J. Lambrecht
Beautifully written. Finely crafted and enlightening metaphors. Tirelessly researched. Unusually perceptive observations. Read morePublished 12 days ago by CATHY SOREF
Powerful, compelling, fascinating, eye-opening! Don't let the length scare you off - it's worth every moment! Read morePublished 17 days ago by Book Lover DSM