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Matthew: A Son's Life, A Mother's Story

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"Crosby creates a beautiful portrait of Matthew throughout his years…Crosby's memoir, both humorous and sad, is raw in emotion and unflinching in its honesty."—Publishers Weekly

"Anne Crosby has written a chronicle of caring—an account of a life that is at once painful, mysterious, and transformative. From draconian institutions to matronly neighbors to adoring friends, Mat
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Hardcover, 350 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Paul Dry Books
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Cate
Jul 04, 2009 Cate rated it did not like it
Excruciating.

I guess I'm glad I read this, because it gives me a good idea of just how far we've come with Down syndrome. It was absolutely painful to read, though. She has no hope for her son at all. She fights against anything that would look like progress for him. She basically gives him to a neighbor until it's time to send him to an institution. And the institutions are horrible, but she just goes along with it.
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Dec 08, 2007 Rachel rated it really liked it
A good lesson in not feeling sorry for oneself. And a portrait of a woman and mother who doesn't apologize for knowing what she wants.
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