Wednesday, January 4, 2017

THE OTHER TWIN and Dyslexia

I've been having a blast celebrating the release of THE OTHER TWIN. What a lovely way to bring in the new year.

If you are looking to buy the book, the easiest way is to click on the Buy link of your favorite retailer on my website. Click HERE.

Nathan Forester has dyslexia. He's always believed he was flawed because of his disability. Researching this learning disability was fascinating. I have to say I am amazed at what some poeple have to overcome to learn how to read.

But when I sat on a plane next to a young man who told me about his experiences living with his disability, our conversation made it real. This bright young man had always thought he was slow, stupid, until he was finally diagnosed with dyslexia. He did have trouble remembering life-time friends and reading street signs or following directions. Words and numbers would get scrambled--but not all the time. He thinks in 3-dimensions and I can't fathom what that would be like. But he'd mastered his disability and was programming for a major auto manufacturing. I hope I captured the frustration and the triumph in Nathan.

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. Lewis Carroll

I have a Giveaway going this week inspired by the surprise Nathan gets when a four-year-old daughter is dropped on him.

What's the best surprise you've ever had in your life? (You may have to click again after you click on the leave a Blog Post arrow.)  Good luck!

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11 comments:

lindilala said...

Having my husband come home early from his tour :)

Linda

Laney4 said...

After dating an old boyfriend for 1.5 years, I never thought about marriage. We broke up and a month later, I started dating my now husband. And 4.5 months later, my husband proposed. Now THAT was a surprise!
I was so stunned that I didn't know what to say, so my mom said, "Yes she will!" in answer to his question. (Again, a surprise to me that she would feel AND say that out loud!)
Hubby and I have been married 35 years now, and it's just getting better and better. (Another surprise!)
Life is full of surprises....

Nan Dixon said...

Oh Lindilala - that must have been the best surprise ever! Thanks for stopping by!

Nan Dixon said...

Laney4 - I love this story! Did your mother ever tell you why she knew he was right for you? Thanks for commenting!

Laney4 said...

Nothing as romantic as that, Nan. I was the last of her children to "unload" (even though I was 21 and the youngest to wed), he had a good job, he was much better (in her eyes) than my previous boyfriend, etc. etc.
My mom did not have good relationships with any of her four children. There are lots of reasons I could give but won't; suffice to say, I found out when I was 39 that my 44-yr-old brother and I were not my dad's offspring, but instead our bio dad lived across the street and was an active part of our lives. By this time, all 3 parties were dead, but I've had all of the bio dad's siblings confirm that they all knew we were his children before I started school (but I wasn't told, even though Mom had 5 years after Dad died to tell me, if she was concerned about his feelings).

dstoutholcomb said...

when my husband asked me to marry him--best surprise!

denise

Tammy Y said...

Biggest surprise - when I found out I was pregnant. The test I had done the night before never changed. Much to my shock it was positive the next morning. So, I did a second test and got another positive result. It was the happiest surprise ever and my daughter was born 8 months later!

Di said...

whenever someone in the family says they are getting married or having a baby - they always surprise me (maybe I just don't pay attention to the clues)

Laurie I said...

Surprised when I met and married my husband a year later. He'd been a friend of a friend, all three of us were in the same college together but I'd never seen him. One day my friend came over to pick me up and he had my now husband, his friend, in the car. We were on the way to pick up his girlfriend. Their relationship was on the rocks. Well, after getting stuck in NY traffic and talking in the car for two hours, I felt he was very nice. But since he already had a girlfriend I said to myself that all the nice guys are always taken. I didn't know his relationship was on the rocks. Anyway, he broke up with her, started seeing me, and we've been happily married for 22 years. Biggest surprise I never anticipated.

Marcie said...

Best surprise - getting my first R&R request last year.

bn100 said...

trip

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