"Bravo to Cohen for giving us such a deep, rich tale of motherhood."
Vicki Forman, author of This Lovely Life
"What is the experience of mothering an autistic child? And what is the experience of negotiating the world's reaction to that autism? This is a book to think with, a brave meditation on love and acceptance.Not just for mothersthis is a beautiful story about being human."
Ariel Gore, founding editor of Hip Mama, and author of Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness
"Cohen writes an intense and penetrating story. Her honesty is gripping and heartbreaking, her struggles are laid bare for the reader and her perseveranceon behalf of her childis inspiring. Seeing Ezra is an important book."
Jennifer Lauck, author of the memoirs Found and Blackbird
"Seeing Ezra is a love story and a portrait of Ezra as Ezra, with all the simplicity and complexity that entails. It is a story skillfully told by a mother who understands her son for who he is and for what he brings to the world on his own terms."
Robert Rummel-Hudson, author of Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with his Wordless Daughter
About the Author
Kerry Cohen grew up in northern New Jersey, right across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. She has two master’s degrees, one in writing from the University of Oregon, and one in counseling psychology from Pacific University.
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After publishing her first memoir, Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, Cohen received thousands of messages from girls and women who felt that in telling her story, she had told their own shameful, unspoken story as well. Following that experience, her work as a counselor has primarily concerned adolescent girls and sexuality, relationship issues, and addictions. Her next book on the loose” issue, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity, is forthcoming in September 2011.
Cohen’s writing has been featured in The New York Times’ Modern Love” series and the Washington Post, as well as numerous anthologies, literary journals, and periodicals. She has appeared on Dr. Phil, Secret Lives of Women, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and the BBC, as well as in Marie Claire, the UK's Daily Mail, South African People Magazine. She currently maintains a blog for Psychology Today.