My Dyslexia (Paperback)Philip Schultz (author)
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In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act-life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer-reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 10 mm
" -- Chronicle of Higher Education
"I can certainly relate to [Schultz's] self-doubt, as must the multitude of dyslexics reading his thoughtful memoir. . . . But this is not a self-pitying book, or one filled with dry dyslexia facts. The condition has shaped Schultz into the man he is today, and he's glad it did." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Under the rubric of 'inspirationally instructive,' Schultz offers a compact book. Yet, writing with a focused mind, he dilates at length on the struggle within that mind." -- Kirkus
"A must-read, a true gift for all those who have experienced dyslexia close up or who care deeply about a child or an adult who is dyslexic." -- Sally Shawitz, MD, author of Overcoming Dyslexia
"Starred review. [Schultz's] affecting prose will inspire compassion and leave readers with an understanding not only of dyslexia, but of the lifelong challenges that someone with disabilities may face." -- Publishers Weekly
"This beautifully written and compact memoir chronicles the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's journey through life as a dyslexic. ...His story will resonate with any young adult who may be dealing with a learning disability, and it will promote understanding and perhaps compassion in others." -- Vicki Emery - School Library Journal
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