Thad Aaron Sutton was born on April 29, 1976, with half of his brain outside of his underdeveloped skull. He was the seventh son in a vibrant and active Mormon, military family, but he was not expected to live through the night. He survived, and the Sutton family welcomed him into their home for however long his life might be. Me and Thad is a joyful, dual coming-of-age memoir, written by his brother, Tim, who was nine years old when Thad was born. It is about family, tireless parents, and the strength of community.