Every parent should read this luminous book to absorb or absorb again the truth that every child is a surprise—a revelation—to be uniquely learned and understood as well as loved. — Mary Catherine Bateson

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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