My Dyslexia

  • by Philip Schultz
  • Narrated by William Hughes
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An inspiring memoir of a Pulitzer Prize winner’s triumph over disability.
Despite being a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the “dummy class” in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition.
In this moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prizewinning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act—life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer—reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.

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What the Critics Say

“Touching…Schultz paints a precise and compelling picture of how his brain works, how he sees himself, and how he thinks others have seen him throughout his life…From its impact on family members, to difficulties in school that may or may not be resolved with diagnosis, to its effect on social interactions and relationships, Schultz describes how dyslexia touches all areas of life. His affecting prose will inspire compassion and leave readers with an understanding not only of dyslexia but of the lifelong challenges that someone with disabilities may face.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Most Helpful

It's me! but im not american or jewish.

Would you listen to My Dyslexia again? Why?

YES, YES, YES.
Not the type of book that one tends to relisten to. But I could relate to this mans story. its 85% ME. How?

Some one elsein the world feels like me - I thought it was just me that felt like this!!

Give it a gi - might learn something about your =self!


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

its me - without the jew


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- Stephen Ball

my dyslexia

for most of my life people have asked me what is dyslexia? this story is what my dyslexia is.
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- Admiral Billboe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.