Finding Ben Barbara LaSalle

ISBN: 9780071425506

Published: March 1st 2003

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256 pages


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Finding Ben  by  Barbara LaSalle

Finding Ben by Barbara LaSalle
March 1st 2003 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780071425506 | 3.24 Mb

One mothers remarkable account of raising an Aspergers syndrome childBen seemed to be an extraordinary child.Born with a superanalytical mind, he was able to store hordes of information like a minicomputer. Yet, lurking beneath this boy geniussMoreOne mothers remarkable account of raising an Aspergers syndrome childBen seemed to be an extraordinary child.Born with a superanalytical mind, he was able to store hordes of information like a minicomputer.

Yet, lurking beneath this boy geniuss amazing, albeit useless, gifts for facts were an extraordinary fear of change and social aloofness. Unknown to his mother, Barbara, until much later, Ben suffered from Aspergers syndrome--the little grown-up disorder--a neurobiological disease similar to autism. Frank, honest, and beautifully written, Finding Ben is a remarkably moving account of Barbara LaSalles struggles to understand--and overcome--the guilt she feels for not fully loving her son.Burdened with the belief that the world would look at her son and somehow see her own failure, Finding Ben is a powerfully honest narrative account of how a mothers love can turn over time into resentment for having to raise a special-needs child.LaSalles special friendship with Jack, a man full of wisdom despite his debilitating brain aneurysm, that LaSalle is finally able to love her son--and herself--again.

With two stories to tell, Finding Ben is both a fascinating look at a mercurial disease and a powerful story of one mothers personal journey from frustration and resentment to love and acceptance.



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