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

User Review  - Lila Cyclist - Goodreads

It's been a while in my currently reading list. At first, I did enjoy the beginning of the book, but then I found myself bored with the advice. So, I think I should end the book. Sorry... Read full review

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

User Review  - Grace Tolman - Goodreads

This was a touching and heart warming read. A grandfather's honest letters to his autistic grandson about life lessons. I only gave it three stars because at times, I felt that the "advice" was becoming redundant. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter2
33
Chapter3
55
Chapter4
81
Chapter5
107
Chapter6
137
Chapter7
163
BackCover
178
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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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