Life, Animated

Life, Animated

A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

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"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"--
Publisher: New York :, Kingswell,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9781423180364
Branch Call Number: 618.9285882 SUS NVD
Characteristics: 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm


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May 30, 2014

A heart breaking story that ends with inspiration and hope. Puts the struggles of parents and healthy children into vivid perspective.

Worth watching the five minute interview with the author/father on "The Daily Show" so you can hear the voices of both father and son.

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