Evanston Public Library's Reviews > Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love From His Extraordinary Son

Following Ezra by Tom Fields-Meyer
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Oct 31, 2011

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When author Tom Fields-Meyer was told by a therapist that his son Ezra was showing signs of autism he was told he needed to grieve. "For what?" he asked. The answer, "For the child he didn't turn out to be." Fields-Meyer did not grieve; he instead embraced his son for who he was, working tirelessly to find ways to connect to what was important to his child. Following Ezra is Fields-Meyer's gift to his middle child, a narrative of the journey from when Ezra is first diagnosed in preschool until the onset of adolescence at age 13. It is a quirky and often humorous story, and packed with a lot of love, just like Ezra himself.

RIka G.

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