When Jamie Bérubé was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society designates as disabled. In this wrenching yet ultimately inspiring book, Jamie’s father, literary scholar Michael Bérubé, describes not only the challenges of raising his son but the challenge of seeing him as a person rather than as a medical, genetic, or social problem.
About Michael Berube
Michael Berube is a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and in 1994 was named University Scholar. He is the author of three other books, and has written for many academic journals a Village Voice.