Harry Sylvester started life as a rural Maine youngster with severe learning disabilities. He became a successful mechanical engineer, business owner, boat-builder, and president of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, all with the same disabilities he had in the first grade. His tireless work on behalf of people with learning disabilities throughout the country was a continuing source of hope and inspiration. Harry died in 2008, but the lessons he learned and the wisdom he shared live on in his book.
A moving personal account of coping with learning disabilities by a severe dyslexic who became an engineer, businessman, boat-builder, and president of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. This entertaining storyteller's experiences lead to wise, common-sense advice for solving many problems faced by students, parents, and educators. (The Introduction explains the book's title.)