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The Wisdom of Sam by Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D.

The Wisdom of Sam

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The Wisdom of Sam by Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D.
Apr 01, 2010 | ISBN 9781401927981

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“Another beautiful volume from one of the few inspirational writers who has actually walked the walk and not just talked the talk. Gottlieb is a national treasure.”
— Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University; author of Stumbling on Happiness

“This is a heartwarming book written by the grandfather of a young child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The relationship between the two is remarkable, in terms of understanding each other’s point of view and life experiences. The book can be read at many levels, from a description of autism in a child and quadriplegia in a mature adult, to a philosophical understanding of the meaning of life. I really enjoyed reading the words of wisdom in The Wisdom of Sam.”
— Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

“In the imagination, important things are big achievements in the past or future. In life as it is experienced, important things are small, present, and moment to moment. This beautiful book is a meditation about those small and yet important moments. As you read it, you will find yourself settling down, breathing in, and opening up to your own life. Consider it a gift to your heart.”
— Steven C. Hayes, University of Nevada; author of Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

“When my son’s autism began over 25 years ago, I tried single-mindedly to change him. After seven years, I realized that he had changed me. Likewise Sam’s perspective through his different kind of mind makes him an extraordinary teacher to his learned grandfather and readers from all walks of life. Through Sam, Gottlieb reminds us of the passions of childhood. This is a book I will pick up over and over to take me back to that wisdom inside.”
— Robert Naseef, author of Special Children, Challenged Parent; co-editor Voices from the Spectrum

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