Letters to Sam

Letters to Sam

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When his grandson, Sam, 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 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 fourteen 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. A lovingly written, emotionally gripping book that offers unique and universal insights into what it means to be human.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 18mm | 180g
  • Hachette Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 0733621880
  • 9780733621888

Author information

Daniel Gottlieb is a psychologist and host of an award-winning mental health call-in show in America. He also writes a bimonthly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled On Healing, and is the author of two books. He lectures throughout America on a variety of topics affecting the well-being of people, families, and the larger community.show more

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Letters to Sam is heartbreaking and heartmending all at the same time I want to give this book to everyone I care about.show more

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2 6% (85)
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