Apr 7, 2015

First Chapter: AN UNCOMPLICATED LIFE by Paul Daugherty

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An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter by Paul Daugherty
Published March 17, 2015; William Morrow

First paragraph:
INTRODUCTION 
"I wide bike."
This is a story about a dream and a child and the progress of each. It starts on our driveway in early spring. Jillian Daugherty straddles a comically tiny two-wheeler that, against considerable odds and long-held perceptions, she intends to ride. She is 12 years old and prone to doing what all kids do. She's going to try to ride it. 
Book description:
A father's exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own.

Would you continue reading based on the opening paragraph and the book description?

9 comments:

  1. Yes! I would continue reading. I imagine I'll be needing a box of Kleenex to wipe the tears while smiling too:)

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/07/teaser-tuesdays-109-the-publicist-by-christina-george/

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    1. I'll be passing the book to someone with a 12 year old daughter with Downs too. I hope they will like it.

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  2. This sounds like an emotional read... love the cover!

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  3. I love the sound of this one! I would keep reading.

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  4. I had a Down Syndrome cousin, and I think it's great that books like this raise awareness, but no, I don't read them. Too close to home maybe.

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  5. I would read it, yes. And that cover is very cute, with a younger child presumably. :-)

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  6. That sounds really good.

    My teaser this week from an upcoming young adult book: http://pdworkman.com/pre-release-excerpt-from-june-and-justin/

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  7. I would definitely continue reading. The premise sounds so good.

    I like the fact that according to the description the book includes humor while it seems also to be upliftings.

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