Letters to Sam

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 15mm | 231g
  • STERLING
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1402753454
  • 9781402753459
  • 573,216

About Daniel H. Gottlieb

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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