This is a fascinating, tender, illuminating book about an extraordinary boy and his equally extraordinary mother. Their story will remind you that our fantasies about the way life should operate are both infinitely simpler than the complexities of the real world, and infinitely less beautiful. A wonderful read. — Martha Beck

The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

Priscilla Gilman is a former professor of English literature at both Yale University and Vassar College and the author of the acclaimed memoir The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy (Harper). Gilman writes regularly for publications including the Daily Beast, the New York Times, Huff Post Parents, and O: the Oprah Magazine, and speaks frequently at schools, conferences, and organizations about parenting, education, and the arts. She lives in New York City with her family. The Anti-Romantic Child was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book.

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