In See Sam Run, award-winning writer and journalist Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe describes how her parenthood quickly descended into chaos as her son, Sam, became uncommunicative and unmanageable. "I'd grown to hate making entries in his baby book," she writes. "The energy I had before he was born, when I wrote paragraphs anticipating his arrival, was gone now. Writing down Sam's barest achievements felt fraudulent." Little by little she found a new truth: that by learning to understand the ugliness inside herself, she learned to love her new life and her son, and to harness, at last, the energy she needed to realize Sam's fullest potential.
See Sam Run reaches deep into the heart of anyone whose life has been touched by developmental disability, and it will resonate profoundly with those who have been transformed by a newfound ability to love.
The book is published by University of North Texas Press.
"This is a book written from the heart by a mother nearly driven to madness.... [A]s her journey of discovering what ails Sam unfolds, many parents will find themselves hooked." (George Getschow, writer in residence, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas)
"See Sam Run is well written and poignant as well as emotionally satisfying for the reader. The author's narrative voice is strong, intelligent and authentic. Her story is one that is important to get out." (Dianne Aprile, Spalding University)
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