Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education In Autism

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Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education In Autism

by Joel Yanofsky

Penguin Group Canada | March 29, 2011 | Hardcover

4.5 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews

Joel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. "It''s not just going to be about autism," he told his wife, Cynthia. "It''s going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and storytelling, too."

"Marriage?" Cynthia said. "What about marriage?"

A veteran book reviewer, Yanofsky has spent a lifetime immersed in literature (not to mention old movies and old jokes), which he calls shtick. This account of a year in the life of a family describes a father''s struggle to enter his son''s world, the world of autism, using the materials he knows best: self-help books, feel-good memoirs, literary classics from the Bible to Dr. Seuss, old movies, and, yes, shtick. Funny, wrenching, and unfailingly candid, Bad Animals is both an exploration of a baffling condition and a quirky love story told by a gifted writer.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670065102

ISBN - 13: 9780670065103

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education In Autism

Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education In Autism

by Joel Yanofsky

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670065102

ISBN - 13: 9780670065103

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Joel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. "It''s not just going to be about autism," he told his wife, Cynthia. "It''s going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and storytelling, too."

"Marriage?" Cynthia said. "What about marriage?"

A veteran book reviewer, Yanofsky has spent a lifetime immersed in literature (not to mention old movies and old jokes), which he calls shtick. This account of a year in the life of a family describes a father''s struggle to enter his son''s world, the world of autism, using the materials he knows best: self-help books, feel-good memoirs, literary classics from the Bible to Dr. Seuss, old movies, and, yes, shtick. Funny, wrenching, and unfailingly candid, Bad Animals is both an exploration of a baffling condition and a quirky love story told by a gifted writer.

About the Author

JOEL YANOFSKY is the author of the essay collection Homo Erectus ... And Other Popular Tales of True Romance, the novel Jacob's Ladder, and the memoir Mordecai & Me: An Appreciation of a Kind. He has written for a variety of publications, including The Village Voice, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, the National Post, and The Walrus. He is a regular book reviewer for The Montreal Gazette, where he also writes a business column.

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