There is tension in this story--one doctor told Steel if she could get Nick to live to 30, he'd probably live a normal life span. (For example, Nick's troubled dad resurfaced, sober, soon after his son's death.) And Steel conveys a sense of the intelligence Nick used to conceal his learning disability, and the irreverent charm that alternated with irrational rages. Oliver Sacks has urged us not to ask what neurological disease a person has, but what sort of person the disease has got hold of. Steel gives us a vivid sense of the costs of the disease to a family--and of the person who was Nick Traina. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great book. I was never aware that she had a son with special needs. The book was well written.Published 18 hours ago by mama
This book was incredibly helpful to me when I lost my 18 year old son to suicide. I'm very grateful to the clerk at Barnes & Noble who recommended it to me. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gina Carr
This is my favorite Dannnielle Steele novel. It was so beautifully written, and completely unforgettable. In addition, it was very educational about this medical condition.Published 5 days ago by Mrs. Carole Anne Drucis
Another one again? or before? (if you think it was ere in 1997 when MH was worse than today regardless of your fame/wealth - which she did). That is in America and she had money. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Marie Angele Abanga
I just feel the author wrote this book for herself and that is fine. As I read the book, I found a lot of repeated thoughts within the same few paragraphs or chapters. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Ana Finn