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Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
Pulitzer Prize-winning former Wall Street Journal writer Suskind tells story of his autistic son Owen, who memorized dozens of Disney movies and turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, and brotherhood. Ron Suskind will appear with his wife, Cornelia. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
This event is sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library.
Location: Street: Community Recreation Center 3000 Glenview Rd. City: Wilmette, Province: Illinois Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
Ron Suskind in conversation with Howard Norman - Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Hope in the Unseen, Confidence Men, and many others, is also the father of an autistic son. Owen couldn’t speak for many years, but he avidly watched Disney films and memorized the dialogue and songs. Gradually, through singing and reciting from the movies, Owen and his family found a way to communicate. (Kingswell)
Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind presents the inspiring story of life with his autistic son, Owen, and how they learned to connect and communicate through Owen's fascination with animated movies. The 20-year journey of this family will change that way you see autism, old Disney movies, and the power of imagination to heal a shattered, upside-down world.
Location: Street: St. Louis County Library - Headquarters Additional: 1640 S. Lindbergh City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63131 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)