A New Autism Memoir By Mark Osteen
Submitted by oneofusbook on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 15:43
I wanted to share information about a new autism memoir by Mark Osteen, Profession of English at Loyola University in Maryland. The book is called ONE OF US: A FAMILY'S LIFE WITH AUTISM. It's a powerful story of Mark and his wife Leslie's experience raising their severely autistic son Cameron.
The book has been praised by Temple Grandin who has this to say: "A brave dad’s honest diary of raising a son with severe autism. It should be read by psychologists, family therapists, and others who are helping families to cope."
In a powerful, deeply personal narrative, Mark Osteen chronicles the experience of raising his autistic son, Cameron, and recounts the struggles he and his wife endured in diagnosing, treating, and understanding Cam’s disability. Setting itself apart from other autism books by its unique perspective, One of Us is not a book about a child who overcomes autism. Instead, it’s the story of a different but equally rare sort of victory—the triumph of love over tremendous adversity. Osteen’s memoir provides a crucial perspective to the canon of autism books.
I hope you'll check it out!