A Brother's Memoir
Karl Taro Greenfeld
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“Extraordinary… Greenfeld details what it is like to grow up next to a ‘beautiful’ boy with whom he can never play and never connect and who never returns his love, but who, nonetheless, is the most important fact of his life.”
— Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain
“Beautiful and powerful …. A masterpiece of literature and memory.”
— Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe
— Washington Post
A WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
In this literary tour de force, Karl Taro Greenfield, the acclaimed journalist and author of China Syndrome, tells the story of his life growing up with his brother, chronicling the hopes, dreams, and realities of life with an autistic sibling. Fans of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy will find many poignant, moving moments in Boy Alone.
From Publishers Weekly
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Read this for my Working with Individuals with Disabilities class. I'm so glad I selected this book to read over the other choices. Remarkably beautiful and so touching. Cried a lot and laughed several times reading this. I go to CSUCI and as much as I hate hearing about what happened here before it was a university, I enjoyed hearing the unfiltered truth behind this disorders treatment and definitely appreciate how far we've come from then. I cried for Noah and his family and pray that one day there will be a cure and no child will ever be left unable to voice their joy or pain.