Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Mar 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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When his grandson was born, Daniel Gottlieb began to write a series of heartfelt letters that he hoped Sam would read later in life. He planned to cover all the important topics—dealing with your parents, handling bullies, falling in love, coping with death—and what motivated him was the fear that he might not live long enough to see Sam reach adulthood. You see, Daniel Gottlieb is a quadriplegic—the result of a near-fatal automobile accident that occurred two decades ago—and he knows enough not to take anything for granted.
Then, when Sam was only 14 months old, he was diagnosed with Pervasive Develop-mental Disability, a form of autism, and suddenly everything changed. Now the grandfather and grandson were bound by something more: a disability—and Daniel Gottlieb’s special understanding of what that means became invaluable.
This lovingly written, emotionally gripping book offers unique—and universal—insights into what it means to be human.

  

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Review: Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

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There were days when I was relatively young, and in dire need of self-help, pick-me-up and give-me-life books. So, my bookshelf would be packed with such uplifting books that strangely all seemed to ... Read full review

Review: Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

User Review  - Nur Haryanti - Goodreads

This is such a beautiful book that taught me so much things about life. It's also a very easy read - something I appreciate a lot especially when I can't seem to find the time to actually just sit down and read. Read full review

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Chapter2
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Chapter3
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Chapter4
81
Chapter5
107
Chapter6
137
Chapter7
163
BackCover
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About the author (2008)

In addition to his thriving psychotherapy practice, Daniel Gottlieb serves as the host of Voices in the Family, an award-winning mental health call-in show on Philadelphia's much-respected public radio station, WHYY. He also writes a bimonthly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled ?On Healing,” and is the author of two books. He lectures locally and nationally on a variety of topics affecting the well-being of people, families, and the larger community.

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