Age of Autism Contest The Anti-Romantic Child by Priscilla Gilman
We have a copy of The Anti Romantic Child by Priscilla Gilman to give away. Please leave a comment to enter.
From Harper Collins: Priscilla Gilman, a teacher of romantic poetry who embraced Wordsworth's vision of childhood's spontaneous wonder, eagerly anticipated the birth of her first child, certain that he would come "trailing clouds of glory." But as Benjamin grew, his remarkable precocity was associated with a developmental disorder that would dramatically alter the course of Priscilla's dreams. In The Anti-Romantic Child, a memoir full of lyricism and light, Gilman explores our hopes and expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves—and the ways in which experience may lead us to re-imagine them. Using literature as a touchstone, Gilman reveals her journey through crisis to joy, illuminating the flourishing of life that occurs when we embrace the unexpected. The Anti-Romantic Child is a profoundly moving and compellingly universal book about family, parenthood, and love.
I have wanted to read this ever since I read a selection from it in the New York Times. The concept of expectation vs. reality is complex and important. Please choose me!
thank you :)
Posted by: Daisy | June 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I cannot wait to read this book. It is on my wish list. I think it will be an amazing read!!!
Posted by: Amy Smith | June 03, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Wow, the description sounds like my autobiography! Want to read!
Posted by: Diane | June 03, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Sounds like a very precious book.I always admired people
who are able express the love,the patience,the understanding
of the mother who supports her child through the struggles of autism.Lot of the time I just feel a deep pain inside
and unable to share with anyone.Perhaps a book like that helps to release the pain and the tears.Thank you for the kind offer.
Posted by: oneVoice | June 03, 2012 at 10:20 AM
This looks like a wonderful book!
Posted by: Barbara Bucknam | June 02, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Would love to read this!! Thanks for the chance.
Posted by: Lin | June 02, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Would love to have this book. Thank you for the offer!
Posted by: Michelle Wandrack | June 02, 2012 at 09:26 PM
A teacher of poetry-----lyrical and light---just my cup of tea.
Posted by: Maurine Meleck | June 02, 2012 at 07:17 PM
As an avid reader who just finished Martha Hebert's new Book The Autism Revolution and the novel Tilt, this books sounds like it is going to be next on my list!!
Posted by: Jan | June 02, 2012 at 05:54 PM
This sounds wonderful. A "...journey through crisis to joy." So many of us are on that same journey, albeit different places on the road!
Posted by: Karen Seraphine | June 02, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Love this. Definite need for many. I personally need all the positive encouragement I can at my hands being a single mom with a dead beat ex. My kids are amazing and always look at the best, but sometimes you get stuck. Thanks for the chance.
Posted by: Carrie Tomlin | June 02, 2012 at 07:57 AM
I've been wanting to read this!
Posted by: Jennifer | June 02, 2012 at 06:36 AM