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  • Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joel Yanofsky
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A veteran book reviewer, Yanofsky has spent a lifetime immersed in literature (not to mention old movies and old jokes), which he calls shtick. This account of a year in the life of a family describes a father’s struggle to enter his son’s world, the world of autism, using the materials he knows best: self-help books, feel-good memoirs, literary classics from the Bible to Dr. Seuss, old movies, and, yes, shtick. Funny, wrenching, and unfailingly candid, Bad Animals is both an exploration of a baffling condition and a quirky love story told by a gifted writer.

    Ullanta says: "Realistic, honest, very informative!"
    "Very Irritating Narrator"
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    I was looking for a memoir about parenting an autistic child, and got a memoir about being a lousy parent to an autistic child:okay, fair enough. But the narrator's whiny voice has made listening to this book a real chore.

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