A Different Life

A Different Life

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Describes growing up as a learning-disabled child of famous parents, discussing how he dealt with health problems, frustrations in school and with social interactions, and his attempts to become an independent, contributing member of society.

Perseus Publishing
A frank, funny, inspiring memoir of growing up with developmental and learning disabilities?and famously accomplished parents

Born with a hole in his heart that required invasive surgery when he was only three months old, Quinn Bradlee suffered from a battery of illnesses?seizures, migraines, fevers?from an early age. But it wasn’t until he was fourteen that Bradlee was correctly diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a widespread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities.

Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD kid?and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life, formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee describes the challenges and joys of living ?a different life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A Different Life he will have become, if not your best friend, one of your favorite people.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
ISBN: 9781586481896
Branch Call Number: 921 BRADLEE
Characteristics: ix, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Himmelman, Jeff


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