Author(s): Ron Suskind
Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life through animated characters dancing acrosss a screen of colour. This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorised dozens of Disney movies and turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship and brotherhood. Life, Animated captures the intimate realities of life in a household with autism.
Reading Suskind's factual yet moving account of the devotion, love and energy put into helping Owen will leave readers wondering if they could do the same. This is a wonderful book, whether or not you know a person with autism. "Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post Dispatch""
RonSuskind isthe author of four New York Times bestsellers and the critically acclaimed, "A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City tothe Ivy League." His other books include, "Confidence Men," "The Way of the World, " "The One Percent Doctrine" and "The Price of Loyalty." He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize, and is currently the Senior Fellow atHarvard's Center for Ethics. He lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, Cornelia Kennedy.