A Different Life
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Published: Apr 2007
No Pages: 416 pages
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This book charts the devastating effects
of a lie. Its impact on people and relationships.
It brilliantly describes the challenges of
Downs syndrome and the fight for people with educational problems
in the USA to be given access to mainstream education. I found the
initial events hard to believe as I could not accept that anyone
would act so stupidly in the 70s, but the idea for the story came
from a true-life event so people obviously do behave this way or at
least they used to.
The take home message for me was how a
supposedly intelligent doctor could make a bigger mess of his life
than his daughter with Down’s syndrome. A great read – highly
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