Father's Day

A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son
Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son. Houghton Harcourt. May 2012. 288p. ISBN 9780547816562. $26. MEMOIR
Born just a few minutes after his twin, Bissinger's 24-year-old son Zach is a savant, in some ways intellectually limited yet also boasting an extraordinary memory and navigational skills. Bissinger (Friday Night Lights) recounts what he learned from him during a cross-country trip. Few memoirs address a parent's relationship with a grown child facing challenges, which could make this book useful as well as moving.
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