♥ Book Title : In a Different Key
☯ Full Synopsis : "The stunning history of autism as it has been discovered and felt by parents, children and doctors Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism. In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of the world his diagnosis created - a riveting human drama that takes us across continents and through some of the great social movements of the twentieth century. The history of autism is, above all, the story of families fighting for a place in the world for their children. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed "refrigerator mothers" for causing autism, of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments, of parents who forced schools to accept their children. But many others played starring roles too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism, scientists who sparred over how to treat autism, and those with autism, like Temple Grandin and Ari Ne'eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed a philosophy of 'neurodiversity'. This is also a story of fierce controversy: from the question of whether there is truly an autism 'epidemic', and whether vaccines played a part in it, to scandals involving 'facilitated communication', one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys. And there are dark turns too: we learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism, or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal, for the first time, that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, may have cooperated with the Nazis in sending disabled children to their deaths. By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions, to one in which parents and people with autism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability."Article| John Donvan| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : In a Different Key
☯ Full Synopsis : "Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism—by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting “refrigerator mothers” for causing autism; and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments. Many others played starring roles too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; lawyers like Tom Gilhool, who took the families’ battle for education to the courtroom; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne’eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity. This is also a story of fierce controversies—from the question of whether there is truly an autism “epidemic,” and whether vaccines played a part in it; to scandals involving “facilitated communication,” one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys; to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism. There are dark turns too: we learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism, or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death. By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability."Article| John Donvan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Outra sintonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Reconstituindo um período de mais de oitenta anos, Outra sintonia é um retrato sensível sobre o autismo. No início da década de 1930, Donald Triplett chamava atenção por seu comportamento peculiar, sua tendência ao isolamento e sua incrível capacidade de memorização. Apesar das mais variadas explicações dadas aos pais, o diagnóstico certeiro só seria feito depois de anos de acompanhamento: Donald era autista. É a partir do caso da família Triplett e de tantas outras que têm ou tiveram contato com o autismo que os premiados jornalistas John Donvan e Caren Zucker traçam um emocionante panorama de uma condição que ainda hoje instiga leigos e especialistas. Fazem parte dessa história as discordâncias médicas, os tratamentos controversos e, principalmente, a luta das famílias para que seus filhos tivessem seus direitos civis garantidos. Amparado por uma extensa pesquisa, Outra sintonia reconstitui a história do autismo de forma humana e sensível, ajudando os leitores a compreenderem a questão em seu significado mais simples: como diferença, e não como deficiência."Article| John Donvan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Autisme
☯ Full Synopsis : "Steeds vaker wordt de stoornis autisme vastgesteld. De afgelopen jaren steeg het aantal gevallen met maar liefst 30 procent, en viermaal zoveel jongens als meisjes worden ermee gediagnosticeerd. De eerste persoon die de diagnose autisme kreeg was Donald Triplett, die ruim tachtig jaar geleden in de vs geboren werd. Zijn levensverhaal vormt het uitgangspunt voor Autisme, de volledige en bijzondere biografie van deze zo vaak verkeerd begrepen aandoening . Aan de hand van persoonlijke ervaringen van kinderen en volwassenen met autisme, van deskundigen, maar ook van ouders die naar behandelwijzen voor hun kinderen zoeken, vertellen John Donvan en Caren Zucker het hele verhaal. Ze gaan uitvoerig in op de controverses: stigma en discriminatie, experimentele behandelwijzen en de vraag of er werkelijk sprake is van een ‘autisme-epidemie’. En door toegenomen kennis komen ook de voordelen van autisme aan het licht. Zoals Siddhartha Mukherjee met De keizer aller ziektes het monumentale boek schreef over kanker, zo schrijven de bekroonde journalisten Donvan en Zucker het standaardwerk over autisme en onze inspanningen om de aandoening te begrijpen."Article| John Donvan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Authentic Voice
☯ Full Synopsis : "The need for culturally sensitive, accurate, and well-crafted reporting on race and ethnicity is as important as ever. Selected from works honored in the " Let's Do It Better! Workshop on Journalism, Race, and Ethnicity" held at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the television and newspaper stories in this collection are much-needed examples of excellence in reporting. The Authentic Voice is the most comprehensive multimedia tool to date on the coverage of race and ethnicity. The text, DVD, and website project is a unique resource, featuring interviews with leading journalists, including Ted Koppel, interactive discussion points, teaching tips and weblinks that are a must for journalism educators and professionals who want to improve their craft."Article| Arlene Notoro Morgan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Who Was Who on TV
☯ Full Synopsis : "The information herein was accumulated of fifty some odd years. The collection process started when TV first came out and continued until today. The books are in alphabetical order and cover shows from the 1940s to 2010. The author has added a brief explanation of each show and then listed all the characters, who played the roles and for the most part, the year or years the actor or actress played that role. Also included are most of the people who created the shows, the producers, directors, and the writers of the shows. These books are a great source of trivia information and for most of the older folk will bring back some very fond memories. I know a lot of times we think back and say, "Who was the guy that played such and such a role?" Enjoy!"Article| Norman Chance| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Best American Magazine Writing 2011
☯ Full Synopsis : "Showcases articles written by a variety of journalists judged as finalists or winners in a contest sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and addresses topics ranging from reporting to feature writing."Article| Sid Holt| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Truth to Tell
☯ Full Synopsis : "On a November afternoon in 1996, Lanny Davis got a phone call that would change his life. It was from a top aide at the White House, asking him if he was interested in joining the president's senior staff. Within a few short weeks he had signed on as special counsel to the president. Fourteen months later, his tour of duty almost over, he got another phone call, this time from a Washington Post reporter who asked, "Have you ever heard the name Monica Lewinsky?" In the time between those two phone calls, Davis received an extraordinary political education. As President Bill Clinton's chief spokesman for handling "scandal matters" he had the unenviable job of briefing reporters and answering their pointed questions on the most embarrassing allegations against the president and his aides, from charges of renting out the Lincoln Bedroom, to stories of selling plots in Arlington Cemetery, from irregular campaign fundraising to sexual improprieties. He was the White House's first line of defense against the press corps and the reporters' first point of entry to an increasingly reticent administration. His delicate task was to remain credible to both sides while surviving the inevitable crossfire. Upon entering the White House, Davis discovered that he was never going to be able to turn bad news into good news, but he could place the bad news in its proper context and work with reporters to present a fuller picture. While some in the White House grew increasingly leery of helping a press corps that they regarded as hostile, Davis moved in the opposite direction, pitching unfavorable stories to reporters and helping them garner the facts to write those stories accurately. Most surprisingly of all, he realized that to do his job properly, he sometimes had to turn himself into a reporter within the White House, interviewing his colleagues and ferreting out information. Along the way, he learned the true lessons of why politicians, lawyers, and reporters so often act at cross-purposes and gained some remarkable and counterintuitive insights into why this need not be the case. Searching out the facts wherever he could find them, even if he had to proceed covertly, Davis discovered that he could simultaneously help the reporters do their jobs and not put the president in legal or political jeopardy. With refreshing candor, Davis admits his own mistakes and reveals those instances where he dug a deeper hole for himself by denying the obvious and obfuscating the truth. And in a powerful reassessment of the scandal that led to the president's impeachment, Davis suggests that if the White House had been more receptive to these same hard-won lessons, the Monica Lewinsky story might not have come so close to bringing down an otherwise popular president. For as Davis learned above all, you can always make a bad story better by telling it early, telling it all, and telling it yourself."Article| Lanny J. Davis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Am I My Genes?
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this volume, the psychiatrist Robert Klitzman explores how individuals confront the complex issues associated with genetic testing in their daily lives."Article| Robert Klitzman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Boy Who Loved Too Much
☯ Full Synopsis : "The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D’Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely—and vastly more successfully. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle’s story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up, and of being different."Article| Jennifer Latson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : What the Eyes Don't See
☯ Full Synopsis : "The story of a significant environmental disaster and tale of a relentless physician who stood up to power. Shortly after the city of Flint shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint Fiver, citizens began complaining about the water but officials rebuffed them. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, had no reason to be concerned about the water and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking it. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead--a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. This book is the story of how Dr. Mona--accompanied by a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders--proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. At the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.--Adapted from jacket."Article| Mona Hanna-Attisha| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton: pts. 1-2, Appendices to the Referral from Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr, House document 105-311, pts. 1-2
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