Following Ezra

What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love From His Extraordinary Son

Recommended by Barry Prizant, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #18 in Pediatrics, Ranked #42 in Autism

A heartwarming, intimate and amusing memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son.

When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve.
"For what?" he asked.
The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be."

That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezra is the story of a father and son...

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Barry Prizant Unlike so many books that parents have written over the years, Tom did not see having a child with autism as something that was an absolute crisis and totally devastating. (Source)

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