A Different Life
Growing up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures : A MemoirBook - 2009
Describes growing up as a learning-disabled child of famous parents, discussing how he dealt with health problems, frustrations in school and with social interactions, and his attempts to become an independent, contributing member of society.
Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD kid?and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life, formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee describes the challenges and joys of living ?a different life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A Different Life he will have become, if not your best friend, one of your favorite people.