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Anybody Else Read The Books I’ve Read Lately?

I got into a kind of learn/personal development kick this summer, with a sprinkling of fiction in there to keep me sane. Problem is, I don’t know anyone else who’s read these books, so I have nobody to talk to. Here’s my list: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Silberman …

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BigCalfGuy Book Club Review: I Am Malala

I read “I Am Malala” after seeing Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She was so poised and confident, despite her small stature and even smaller voice. I was compelled to learn her story. Especially after she told Jon that she didn’t even hate the man who shot her in the face. …

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BigCalfGuy Book Club November: Carly’s Voice (Nov ’13)

This book was recommended to me by my friend Dawn Pray.  She had heard about it and wanted to read it.  At the time of the recommendation, she hadn’t even read it.  It did look interesting, so I decided to use it for November’s Book Club. I’m glad I did.  It was an awesome book …

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BigCalfGuy Book Club Update – Only Two Weeks Left!

Hey there, There’s only two weeks left before we discuss Carly’s Voice! I’m not finished it yet myself, but let me tell you, it’s amazing!  It’s the story of Carly Fleischmann, a little girl with severe autism and profound behaviors. It’s not too late to pick up a copy of Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism …

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BigCalfGuy Week In Review 11/03

Phew!  What a busy week!  Beth was sick for the first couple of days this week, and I got a taste of being a single dad – it’s bitter. Liv was so excited after last week’s video, she started making notes for this week’s on Monday morning.  Those notes are long gone, sadly. We got …

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BigCalfGuy Book Club Review: The Reason I Jump (Oct ’13)

The first ever BigCalfGuy Book Club read The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism, by Naoki Higashida. I chose this book after seeing it promoted on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I was looking forward to experiencing the inner workings of the autistic mind.  Beth was hoping I’d …

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Introducing the BigCalfGuy Book Club!

Who doesn’t love a good book? I ALWAYS have at least a couple I’m dragging around; and that got me to thinking.  Why not start a book club? Behold! The BigCalfGuy Book Club! Here’s how it will work:  Every month, we’ll select a book, preferably in the genre of autism, autism awareness, special education, tolerance, …

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