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Reasonable People A Memoir of Autism and Adoption

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ISBN-10: 1590511298

ISBN-13: 9781590511299

Edition: 2007 (Annotated)

Authors: Ralph James Savarese

List price: $25.95
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A testament to uncommon devotion and common possibilities. "Why would someone adopt a badly abused, nonspeaking, six-year-old from foster care?" So the author was asked at the outset of his adoption-as-a-first-resort adventure. Part love story, part political manifesto about "living with conviction in a cynical time," the memoir traces the development of DJ, a boy written off as profoundly retarded and now, six years later, earning all "A's" at a regular school. Neither a typical saga of autism nor simply a challenge to expert opinion, "Reasonable People" illuminates the belated emergence of a self in language. And it does so using DJ's own words, expressed through the once discredited but…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction: Some Get Eaten
Part I
Severe and Profound
Have You Tried In Vitro? or What's in a Name?
He's So Fine
Read the Book
Have You Missed Living with Me?
Try to Remember My Life
Buttoned-up Shirts
Throw Dad Away
Charlie Needs Our Help
The Sad Hurt Great Brother
Grief Isn't Easy
Reasonable People
It's My Story!
About the Author