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My heart can't even believe it : a Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome

Author: Amy Silverman
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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All parent stories about raising a child with Down syndrome are special and unique, but in the hands of a good writer, they can have the power to reach, change, and resonate far beyond family and friends. And that is the case with My Heart Can't Even Believe It, by journalist, blogger, and NPR contributor Amy Silverman. Amy bravely looks at her life, before and after her daughter Sophie was born, and reflects on her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silverman, Amy, 1966-
My heart can't even believe it.
Bethesda : Woodbine House, 2016
(DLC) 2016010424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Silverman
ISBN: 9781606132746 1606132741
OCLC Number: 942743134
Description: xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Curls --
All ears --
There's a hole in my heart that can only be filled by you --
Meet the huffs --
Tomorrowland --
Crispin Glover has a cold --
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small --
Nice to not meet you --
Floating up the (main)stream --
That's so retarded --
There will be blood --
The new segregation --
Don't you forget about me --
Game changer --
Center stage --
Travels with Sophie.
Other Titles: My heart cannot even believe it
Responsibility: Amy Silverman.

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All parent stories about raising a child with Down syndrome are special and unique, but in the hands of a good writer, they can have the power to reach, change, and resonate far beyond family and friends. And that is the case with My Heart Can't Even Believe It, by journalist, blogger, and NPR contributor Amy Silverman. Amy bravely looks at her life, before and after her daughter Sophie was born, and reflects on her transformation from a spoiled, self-centered brat, who used words like retard and switched lines at the Safeway to avoid a bagger with special needs, into the mother of a kid with Down syndrome and all that her new identity entails. She describes her evolution as gradual, one built by processing her fears and facing questions both big and small about Sophie, Down syndrome, and her place in the world. Funny, touching, and honest, this wonderful book looks at a daughter and her power to change minds and fill hearts with love so deep that, as Sophie once remarked to her mom, I love you so much my heart can't even believe it! Theirs is a story worth reading.

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