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

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

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By (author) Daniel Gottlieb

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 174mm x 14mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1402756682
  • ISBN 13: 9781402756689
  • Illustrations note: b/w throughout
  • Sales rank: 60,716

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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. 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 Developmental 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.

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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 in America. He has also written columns for a magazine and is the author of three other books.