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Letters to Sam: A grandfather's lessons on love, loss, and the gifts of life

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"Dear Sam, my life was changed the moment you were born." So begins this remarkable collection of thirty-two intimate and compassionate letters that Dan ("Pop") Gottlieb wrote to Sam, his grandson. Frank and honest, they address the same challenges we all face, each in our own way, and reading them delivers an inspiring and emotional punch. Although the themes of the letters are universal, they draw from a highly personal well of experience. Dan Gottlieb has been paralyzed from the neck down since a nearly fatal automobile accident twenty-five years ago. His grandson Sam was diagnosed at fourteen months old with Pervasive Developmental Disability, a severe form of autism. Dan wrote these letters with the hope that Sam would one day be able to read them and, through them, get to know his grandfather. Yet you will find no self-pity or regret in these letters. They sing with the purity of a grand- father's love, understanding, concern, and wisdom and cover universal life lessons: dealing with parents, coping with school, falling in love, living with disappointment, experiencing joy, and achieving personal success. Written with keen intelligence and hard-won sensitivity, these are letters that illuminate the moments a man and a boy share. Dan's healing voice of tolerance, hope, and experience is inspiring and serves as a wonderful reminder that, regardless of our abilities and limitations, we all share in the human condition.
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Autism in children
Conduct of life
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Family relationships
Gottlieb, Daniel, -- 1946- -- Correspondence
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Grandparent and child
Nonfiction
People with disabilities -- Conduct of life
Personal correspondence
title_displayLetters to Sam : a grandfather's lessons on love, loss, and the gifts of life
title_fullLetters to Sam : a grandfather's lessons on love, loss, and the gifts of life / Daniel Gottlieb
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People with disabilities