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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 2nd edition (September 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556433700
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556433702
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,209,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Laura Shapiro Kramer is a lioness, a powerhouse, and an iron advocate...Uncommon Voyage is a beacon of light for anyone helping another chart a healthier, stronger, more joyous life through informed alternative choices."
—Sherry Suib Cohen

"Kramer reveals herself to be a gifted writer...The alternatives found by this assertive, never-give-up mother are worth sharing."
Library Journal

About the Author

Laura Shapiro Kramer lives in New York City. She is Chairperson of the Board of Resources for Children with Special Needs and serves on the Board of Directors of New York City Outward Bound and The Creative Center for Women with Cancer.

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By A Customer on January 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
My 8 month old son was diagnosed with CP at 4 months (though we knew there were issues from the beginning due to birth injury). I started reading this book a month ago and am so happy I found it listed as a resource in the book "Children with Cerebral Palsy". The emotions the author feels and shares are so similar and validating that it could not help but to reassure me and to help me not feel so alone. I have wanted to try alternative therapies from the beginning and had only been exposed to cranio sacral therapies. This book is invaluable in that she has already done so much of the research and shares her experiences that it cuts my time down in half and gives me starting points to begin my own research. So many of the things that she shares I had not heard of, but knew in my heart had to exist - she put a name to them. Her ongoing changing feelings and Seth's changes give me an indicator of things to come and things to watch out for, hopefully side-stepping some of the problems she experienced during her journey. I am so grateful for this book!!
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By R.C. on February 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
Laura Shapiro Kramer writes a heartfelt and inspiring book that every parent can relate to. If you have a special needs child or a child facing any challange,her tenacity is unstoppable and results profound.You will leave this book feeling like you have a new friend.A must have resource for anyone in the special needs arena.
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Format: Paperback
What a fantastic book I could not put it down. I am really grateful to have read this book in a time when I needed strength the most when I found out my own child has CP, Thank you Laura.
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By M. Middleton on April 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
My husband and I both read this book and it has been such an incredible help to us. We could relate to so much of what the author writes about. She really knows how to connect with her readers. On a scale of 1 to 10, we give this book an 11.
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By A Customer on May 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is an inspirational story for any parent. Kramer's fierce tenacity and unwaivering faith should be a model for others. I onl hope that I am such an advocate for my children. I recomend this book to any parent, or anyone who works with kids.
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