My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Boy, a Million Adventures by John Williams

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My Son's Not Rainman is a heartfelt and uplifting account of everyday events in the life of John and his son (The Boy). The Boy is 12 years old and autistic. He isn't a genius. His only special power is making his dad laugh. A lot. Following the success of the blog of the same name, John talks not just about the difficulties of having a child who is considered "different" but also the joy of living with someone who looks at the world in a unique way. This isn't a story about autism. It's a story about a young boy who happens to have autism, and there is a big difference. It does relate the struggles of getting a diagnosis for The Boy and the dismay of having his child excluded from schools. However, John very rarely dwells on the downside of his son's condition, preferring instead to look at the happiness and insight his son has given him. Funny and heart-warming, this is a book about living with the often frustrating and bewildering, but always fascinating, world of the autistic mind. It's about finding the positive in everything, from the joy and wonder of the Special School Disco to the unadulterated thrill of getting the front seat on the Docklands Light Railway. Ultimately, it's a celebration of what it really means to be different.



Title : My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Boy, a Million Adventures
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ISBN : 1782433880
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Reviews


Linda rated it ★★★★☆

January 30, 2018

Grāmatas apraksts jau pasaka visu priekšā - kāda tēva stāsts par viņa dzīvi ar dēlu ar diagnozi 'autisms'. Ja es būtu nepacietīga lasītāja, iespējams, grāmatu noliktu malā pēc pirmās trešdaļas, jo tēva informācijas pasniegšanas veids šķita kaitinošs. Tomēr, tā kā es retu grāmatu atstāju neizlasīt...


YHC rated it ★★★☆☆

January 23, 2018

Sometimes you thought you have children, and you are so ready to teach him or her the best you have learned all your life, turned out that he or she gave you a more precious life lessons. We often say that we can not choose our parents, but actually, we can not choose our kids specially after they...


dianne warnock rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

An amazing read I could not put this book down. A beautiful, hilarious, poignant reflection on parenthood, autism, and the very real human struggle to understand each child as an individual in a modern society that caters to the masses. The authors self awareness is exceptional, and leads in no sm...


Jesse rated it ★★★☆☆

July 21, 2017

I liked reading about an autistic person who doesn't fit the usual stereotypes. However I question the author's decision to refer to his son as The Boy throughout. I know it's what his son wanted to be called in the book but I found it unnecessarily distracting. Also, the parts where he addresses...


Karen Lamb rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2018

Funny, engaging and honest I loved this book, it really was a funny and honest story, I couldn't put it down. Would recommend it for all parents!


Nicki rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

Brilliant. Not a book about autism. its a story about one regular guy and his son and their journey.


tracey w rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2018

A funny honest account of an autistic boy and his father.


BlurryBug rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2017

Well written, personal and honest.


Clare rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

Heartfelt book that gave me a greater understanding of a condition I know little about whilst I felt part of a loving bond between father and son.


Yuana rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

A great book to read. As with most books about autism that I've read so far I can really relate to the story. Highly recommended.





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