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  • Knowing Jesse

  • A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss
  • By: Marianne Leone
  • Narrated by: Marianne Leone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Jesse Cooper was an honor-roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry. He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures. He died suddenly at age 17. In fiercely honest, surprisingly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking prose, Jesse's mother, Marianne Leone, chronicles her transformation by the remarkable life and untimely death of her child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never would have picked this title

  • By Martini on 09-25-15

Never would have picked this title

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-15

If it wasn't for my wife making the recommendation. Spend a few hours listing to Jesse's mom tell her story. You will be pleased to know her and get a feeling about how she knows her son. Lucky woman.