We’re getting ready to start another book and we want your input.
There are four titles up for consideration. Two books are not the regular parent memoir. In Greater Expectations: Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century by Jan Gothard (March, 2011) the author combines her own experience with more than 60 personal interviews and adds a historical analysis to the mix. The Politics of Down Syndrome by Kieron Smith (September, 2011) looks at how society sees and experiences disability.
The North Side of Down: A True Story of Two Sisters shows readers a family’s perspective that is different than what we usually see in memoirs. In it Amanda, who has Down syndrome, is included in the telling of how eight siblings deal with going forward after parents die.
Finally, An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter by Paul Daugherty (March, 2015) is more of your typical parent memoir – written from a father’s perspective. It is available on Scribd and Amazon in print, digital, and audio versions.
While we’ll most likely do each of these titles, we want to know what you’d like to read first. We’re also open to discussions about whether we should stick to strictly written responses to our discussion questions in our closed group or should we try some type of online/video meetings?
We look forward to hearing from you!