The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope
An emotional, revealing memoir of one family’s life in seclusion—and the love, strength, and faith it took to save it.
Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclu...more
Ana felt blessed to be a mom to three boys and was proud of her husband, C ...more
Ana and Curt Warner began their married life thinking it was going to be a fairy tale. Curt Warner is a former professional football player (the ...more
Having nieces on the spectrum, I read so much of their parents' anguish that they'll be reading it too. It's amazing to know what this couple has been through and how they are still walking through it. It was amazingly written, no fluff, but you understood what was going on very well. Kudos to the Warners and anyone dealing with kids on the spectrum, may you find strength and peace in the days ahead! ...more
When Ana and Curt Warner got married, they were happy and enthusiastic as most young couples are. Those feelings were deflated when their first child was stillborn, but when the second, Jo ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Warner’s did not hold back when they tell the story of their lives with twins who are autistic. You feel the love they have for their family. I had a hard time putting this book down for any reason. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
This book should be required reading for everyone. I have learned so much about ASD and the Warner family. Thank you for being open and sharing your story, life with the world.
Curt and Ana are a love story, and there’s nothing traditional about it, but very powerful. I love their relationship with god and am just in awe of this book. I am very appreciative of the lessons learned.
I couldn’t put this book down. I do not know anybody with Autism, but love books about real people and triumph over tragedies. The perseverance and love that these parents showed their children and the honesty they shared with their struggles is to be commended. Austin and Christian are blessed with loving parents. It certainly wasn’t easy and still is not, but love is what this book is about. God bless the entire Warner family!
Everyone experiences a personal tragedy. It defines life for each of us. Scale to compare with other's, is irrelevant to the person experiencing it.
This is a personal story that frames the readers' tragedy in that perspective.
Mine is as a surviving caregiver to a severe traumatic brain injury. The Warner's story was closer to home yet so much further away than I was prepared for.
I started the book a 4 am and finished it before taking my kids to school.
I found t ...more
However, all that changed when their twin sons, Austin and Christian, were born. Early in their lives, it was apparent that something w ...more
The Warner Boys is a memoir of sorts, detailing the raising of twin sons Austin and Christian Warner, both of whom are on the lower side of the autism spectrum.
I requested this book because my 6 year old daughter also has ASD. I always value insights and experiences shared by other parents that are in the same boat. I found The Warner Boys to be easily readable and I loved how open and honest Ana and Curt Warner were when writing this book. It's not as easy story to read, so li ...more
The Warner family's strength through many years of love, turbulence and chaos is inspirational. The writing was ok, but it was ob ...more
First off, I work with autistic kids all the time, so nothing surprised me. That being said, this is a good book about autism. They paint a very real picture of what it is like living with autism on daily basis. If the Wagner's are reading this then my heart and prayers go out to you! You have some good insight in this book about autism. I appreciate it when Curt talk about being in the NFL and the precarious nature of being a pro football. How short such a career can be! ...more
What an amazing story! What respect I have for Curt and Ana Warner. It was almost unbelievable to read about all of the things the boys did over the years. I am so thankful that they share about their faith in the Lord which helped them get through such difficult situations.