From Foster Care to Millionaire by Cody McLain

A book review of From Foster Care to Millionaire: a Young Entrepreneur’s Journey of Success, Failure and Triumph by Cody McLain Stars: ***** Cody McLain (2018) Business/Memoir/Aspergers 330 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Cody’s story offers all the components you’d… Read More »

The Boy Who Loved Too Much

A book review of The Boy Who Loved Too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson Stars: ***** Simon & Schuster (2017) Biography/Special Needs 304 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of… Read More »

Space of Love

Space of Love: Understanding the Power of Thought and Wisdom in Living with Autism by Gayle Nobel Stars: *** Nite Owl Books (2018) Self-Help Books/Motivational/Disabilities 148 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: For people living with a child or adult with… Read More »

Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »

Loving Lindsey by Linda Atwell

A Book Review of Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2017) Memoir Summary: Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey―a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities―have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job… Read More »

Not My Plan by Joyce Yexley

Not My Plan: A Mother’s Unexpected Journey by Joyce Yexley I received this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Stars: ***** Westbow Press (2015) 115 Pages Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Summary: As Joyce Yexley shows us in her journey of raising a daughter with special needs, she searches for something better. While struggling with her… Read More »

C’mon Papa: Dispatches From a Dad in the Dark by Ryan Knighton

Stars: ***** Knopf Canada, a division of Random House (2010)Nonfiction: Memoir/Biography/Parenting272 pages Summary: C’mon Papa is Ryan Knighton’s heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to… Read More »