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Sam Adams lives with his wife Stephanie and son Jack in a very large, very old house in southeastern Massachusetts.This provides Sam with an ample “To do list”. It is with personal pride that he has taken an oath to not let this three hundred year old house fall down during his watch.
When he is not working on his “To Do” list, or attending IEP meetings and therapy sessions, he likes to sail either of his two kayaks down the Slocum and Westport Rivers to the sea.
Sundays are dedicated to doubles tennis where he has staked out a small area of the court, formerly dubbed his: “Area of Responsibility” from which he has vowed never to stray. That pressure proved to be too great and he has since downgraded that area to the “Cone of Concern”. Following tennis, he races to Services at his Unitarian Church where he gets to measure how far or how near he is to what is generally accepted as reality.
on Aug. 05, 2013 :
Reviewed by Nina - This memoir, the story of one family’s struggle to cope with their difficult child, features an honest portrayal of grief and chaos, as well as equally honest anecdotes that are as hilarious as they are painful. Both aspects of this story, the light and the dark, make it a must-read.
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
on May 22, 2013 :
A cleverly-written, unflinching yet humorous, book about a man's struggle to come to terms with being the father of a son with significant disabilities. Includes social commentary and unexpected twists that will keep you reading to the end.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
on May 12, 2013 :
A revealing and humorous self-portrait of a father striving to get a grip on the greased pig of life. Entertaining because I'm not him.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)