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Life, Animated : A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism - Ron Suskind

Life, Animated

A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism


Published: 12th July 2016
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Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of colour. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

About the Author

RonSuskind isthe author of four New York Times bestsellers and the critically acclaimed, "A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City tothe Ivy League." His other books include, "Confidence Men," "The Way of the World, " "The One Percent Doctrine" and "The Price of Loyalty." He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize, and is currently the Senior Fellow atHarvard's Center for Ethics. He lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, Cornelia Kennedy.

"Life, Animated is the author's amazing memoir of his family's 20-year, struggle to connect with their autistic son. This is the book that readers who have no one in their lives affected by autism and who would otherwise never it pick up should definitely read. Eyes will tear. Hearts will cheer. In these pages, Owen is every reader's son."--Don Oldenburg, USA Today

ISBN: 9781484741238
ISBN-10: 1484741234
Series: Hero Tales
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 12th July 2016
Publisher: Hyperion
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1