Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures
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Born with a hole in his heart that required invasive surgery
when he was only three months old, Quinn Bradlee suffered
from a battery of illnesses—seizures, migraines, fevers—from
an early age. But it wasn’t until he was fourteen that
Bradlee was correctly diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial
Syndrome (VCFS), a widespread, little-understood disorder
that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments
and learning disabilities.
Ten percent of the population
is affected by a learning disability, but few of us
understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like.
In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee
tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD
kid—and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life,
formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington
Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author
Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to
his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee
describes the challenges and joys of living “a different
life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A
Different Life he will have become, if not your best
friend, one of your favorite people.
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