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A Different Life

Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780786741403

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: March 2nd 2010

Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

PAGE COUNT: 256

Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. When he was fourteen, Bradlee was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), a wide-spread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities. In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD kid — and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life, formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee describes the challenges and joys of living “a different life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A Different Life he will have become, if not your best friend, one of your favorite people.

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Vanity Fair, July 2010
“[H]onest, heartbreaking, and inspiring.”
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