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There is tension in this story--one doctor told Steel if she could get Nick to live to 30, he'd probably live a normal life span. (For example, Nick's troubled dad resurfaced, sober, soon after his son's death.) And Steel conveys a sense of the intelligence Nick used to conceal his learning disability, and the irreverent charm that alternated with irrational rages. Oliver Sacks has urged us not to ask what neurological disease a person has, but what sort of person the disease has got hold of. Steel gives us a vivid sense of the costs of the disease to a family--and of the person who was Nick Traina. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is amazing for any parent going through difficulties with their children - it can happen to anyone in any walk of life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Jamieson
Amazing, so close to home and so inspiring. Would be interesting to meed this lady who writes so wondferrfully well and with such passion and understanding.Published 14 months ago by dolittle
I would tell everyone about it I am not a person of a lot of words so you will have to except that or nothingPublished 17 months ago by veronica alleyne
Clearly, Nick Traina was intelligent and articulate at a very early age and, even as a toddler, his mother knew he was different. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2006 by Tami C Ryan
I admit it. I've never read a Danielle Steel book. I've never been interested enough, although I know many people who rave about her. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by Eric K.
This book is a true story written by Danielle Steel portraying the life of her son Nick Traina who was diagnosed with manic depression and committed suicide at the age of 19 yrs. Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by smartnurse123
I read this book about five years ago and I still think about it and some of the things that happened in it. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004