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I first discovered that I had dyslexia when I was 44 years old. At the time, I reached the peak of my career as a Director of Production in information technology for the fixed income service bureau, a division of ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. My mother was dying of cancer and I was helping her put her affairs in order before her agonizing death. She ha
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Paperback, First Edition, 352 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Richard Dick W. Kraemer
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Pam
May 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Very moving (and funny) book! I loved the part about the wedding!!

Interesting and sad how his parents hid the fact he had dyslexia from him. He spent so much time struggling and then to find out , in his 40s, that he could've received help...? I'd be really frustrated! But what a great book for folks with dyslexia...

I won this book thru the Good Reads Giveaway!! THANKS SO MUCH!!
Crystal
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received this book through Goodreads First Reads...a review was encouraged, but not required...my rating is a true representation of how i feel for this book...

Gave this one 4 stars b/c it is definitely not a 3 star book. Don't think it is quite a 4 star book either....so I will say a 3.75

The book itself was pretty great. Funny, touching, interesting stories that I truly enjoyed. I grew up in the 90s and was still able to relate to Kraemer's experiences throughout the book. Kraemer presented h
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Barbara
Many readers will find this book very interesting and worth the time. However, for me, it is the first book I have failed to finish that I won through first-reads. The author uses curse words frequently, including the f-bomb and others, which made me uncomfortable reading it. I gave it 100 pages, but many times there were 3, 4, or more on a page, so for that reason I abandoned it. I am an educator and was truly interested in reading about someone with dyslexia, so I wish this hadn't been the cas ...more
Richard Dick Kraemer
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I laughed out loud!
I enjoyed Richard's stories. I laughed out loud so many times! I was so impressed given this was his first book. My 16 year old read it and is doing a book report on this for her English class. I recommended it to my mother and she enjoyed it. Its a rare book that speaks to 3 gener
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Ann Valdez
Jun 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Dick relates some of his early life experiences following his life until the time he joins the marines. Do not think this book contains a great deal about his learning difficulties with dyslexia, because it deals more with situations such as being teased about his name, joining the scouts, having teen experiences such as smoking, drinking, and dating. The "f" word appears often including his mother saying it. It is what he experienced, but honestly the book did not appeal to me.
Judith
May 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I just can't bring myself to finish this book. While I find parts mildly amusing, I am driven crazy by all the spelling and grammar errors. Sorry! I know this was a first effort and that the author has continued to write, I just hope he has started to use a professional proof reader and a professioal editor. I do see some promise, but it is in a very raw form.
James Andersen
Sep 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Very funny book, and one worth the read for anyone with a heart for dyslexia.
Jane
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just received my copy in the mail this evening! I am the Lucky Winner of First Reads. Looking forward to writing a review when I have finished
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I was born into a blue-collar middle class family in the mid-1950’s. My parents’ aspirations for their children were realistic for the time, the girls would grow up to be housewives, and the boys would grow up to be tradesman in some labor union. My parents did not think their children would ever go to college, because higher education was so expensive at the time that only the upper middle class ...more

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