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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atria (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439103089
  • ASIN: B004JZWLTA
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this quietly compelling memoir, New York Yankees All-Star catcher Posada and his attorney wife, Laura, tell how they coped when their first child, Jorge Luis, was born with craniosynostosis, a growth disturbance of the skull that affects at least one in 2,000. It is, as Laura puts it, "a story of hope, faith and fierce positivity." But it is also the story of how two young, successful, public people nearly crumbled when facing what Jorge calls "a category 5 hurricane of questions, shock and guilt." Its sections start with theme-setting epigraphs from Aristotle, Paul Simon, and others. Its chapters alternate between Jorge and Laura's points of view. The narrative successfully mixes inset boxed commentary, testimonials, and medical information. Readers gain insight into the Posadas' parental turmoil--a sharp contrast to happy childhoods in Puerto Rico, goal-driven personalities, and comical courtship (Laura kept Jorge dangling). The pair share Laura's jitters as a first-time mom and applaud the Jorge Posada Foundation, built from the practical and spiritual lessons the couple learned while shepherding their son through recovery. Today, after eight reconstructive surgeries, Jorge Luis, 10, is healthy and a fan of extreme sports. An intimate testament that transforms private tragedy into public resource, this heartfelt work gives courage a caring face.
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“The sacrifices that Laura and Jorge endured for their son will resonate with parents everywhere. It's impossible to not be moved by The Beauty of Love.” --KELLY RIPA, co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mona on September 25, 2010
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The story of a truly courageous family. Watching a Yankees game and seeing Jorge will never be the same. Behind every one of us there is an untold story. Read this book and weep...and give thanks for all of your own blessings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grannie on September 25, 2010
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As a grandmother of a little girl facing surgery for craniosynostosis,I found it helped alleviate some of my anxiety and dread of what lies ahead for our tiny little gal. Hope that Zaria will be as beautiful and healthy in the future as Jorge Luis is handsome and healthy now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristen C on December 19, 2011
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Little Jorge's story is inspirational and touching for all, but especially empowering and encouraging for families with children with special needs. And if you are a Yankee fan, that just makes it even better! I have shared it with Yankee enthusiasts, non-baseball fans and families with children with a variety of special needs, and all of them have enjoyed this story of hope and love.
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By Suzanne Nyktas on February 11, 2014
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Whether you have a child afflicted with this syndrome or not, you will love this book. Tugged at my heart for a variety of reasons and I could not put it down.
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Beautiful story. Very moving. In contact at a hospital and dealing with parents who meet such needs the story really meant a lot. Such healing, love and hope.
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