Following Ezra : What One Father Learned about Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son, by Fields-meyer, Tom
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- ISBN: 9780451234636 | 0451234634
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/6/2011
A heartwarming and hopeful memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son. When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve. "For what?" he asked. The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be." That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezrais the story of a father and son on a ten-year journey from Ezra's diagnosis to the dawn of his adolescence. It celebrates his growth from a remote toddler to an extraordinary young man, connected in his own remarkable ways to the world around him.