Life As We Know It A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child

ISBN-10: 0679758666
ISBN-13: 9780679758662
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Berube
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Description: When Jamie Bérubé was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society designates as disabled.  In this wrenching yet  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/31/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

When Jamie Bérubé was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society designates as disabled.  In this wrenching yet ultimately inspiring book, Jamie's father, literary scholar Michael Bérubé, describes not only the challenges of raising his son but the challenge of seeing him as a person rather than as a medical, genetic, or social problem.

Michael B�rub�is Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University, and the author of several books, includingWhat's Liberal about the Liberal Arts,The Employment of English, andLife As We Know It, which was aNew York Timesnotable book and NPR book of the year. He is general editor of NYU Press's Cultural Front series, has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers, and writes a popular blog, American Airspace, at michaelberube.com.

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