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Author Yanofsky, Joel, 1955-

Title Bad animals : a father's accidental education in autism / Joel Yanofsky.

Imprint New York, NY : Arcade Pub., c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 618.9285 YAN    Available
Description 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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 the author.
Subject Yanofsky, Joel, 1955-
Yanofsky, Jonah.
Parents of autistic children -- Canada -- Biography.
Autistic children -- Canada -- Biography.
Autistic children -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
ISBN 161145414X

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