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The boy who loved too much : a true story of pathological friendliness

Author: Jennifer Latson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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. This remarkable story follows Eli's coming-of-age while his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the wold or give him the freedom to find his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Latson
ISBN: 9781476774046 1476774048 9781476774053 1476774056
OCLC Number: 961010734
Description: x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Unlocked --
Diagnosis --
Putting Williams on the map --
Milestones --
A genetic street lamp --
Eli turns twelve --
School --
Missing genes, more personality --
People like Eli --
Eli goes to camp --
Learning curve --
The note home --
Treating the friendliness disorder --
Eli turns thirteen --
What the future holds --
Progress report --
Where the hugging never stops --
Tough love --
Confrontation --
Born to be kind --
Science class --
Graduation --
High school.
Responsibility: Jennifer Latson.

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