Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism (Paperback)

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When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do? Debra Ginsberg knew that her son, Blaze, was unique from the moment he was born in 1987. What she didn't know was that Blaze's differences would be regarded by the outside world not as gifts, but as impediments to social and academic success. Blaze never crawled. He just got up and walked when he turned one. He called his mother 'Zsa Zsa' until he was three. By kindergarten, he loved the music of Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald. He fears butterflies and is fascinated by garbage trucks. With the same honesty that made Waiting a success, Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World chronicles Debra's experience in raising a child who has defied definition by the host of professionals who have sought to label his differences. Ginsberg introduces us to a remarkable child and her own unusual childhood. She writes about a family which shows us the redemptive power of faith, humour and love.

Praise For…

“A stirring record of a mother’s battle fought with zest, humor, and love.”

“It is a journey…filled with humor and horror and above all, honesty. Ginsberg…is a gifted writer.”

“This is an unusual and fascinating memoir .”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060004330
ISBN-10: 0060004339
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 5th, 2003
Pages: 320
Language: English