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By Jason Schmidt

ISBN-10: 0374380139

ISBN-13: 9780374380137

Jason Schmidt wasn't stunned whilst he got here domestic at some point in the course of his junior yr of highschool and located his father, Mark, crawling round in an immense pool of blood. such things as that have been taking place much in view that Mark have been clinically determined with HIV, 3 years earlier.
Jason's lifestyles with Mark was once choked with secrets―about medicines, crime, and intercourse. If the straights―people with common lives―ever discovered any of these secrets and techniques, the police may come. Jason's domestic will be torn aside. So the guideline, seeing that Jason were in preschool, used to be by no means to inform the straights whatever.

A record of items That Didn't Kill Me is a humorous, worrying memoir filled with brutal insights and unforeseen wit that explores the query: How do you discover your ethical heart in an international that doesn't appear to have one?

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I was attempting to coax Alex down a slide. The playground was a labyrinth of tunnels and bridges, made of wood and tires and large chains. Children swarmed up ladders, jumped across gaps, bounced on bridges, and swung from apparatus to apparatus. By this point, Alex was no longer terrified by other children; they were merely a nuisance. Of course I wanted my parents to be impressed by Alex. He was three years old. I also wanted to show them that I was a good parent. They had heard some of my concerns about Alex, and I knew they thought Nanette and I were overly doting.

This went on for months. He wanted no part of the other children, slept most of the morning, and wasn’t even that receptive to being cuddled by his caregivers. ” Nanette went to talk to the teachers. They tried to be reassuring but the picture they painted of Alex’s day did not put Nanette at ease. Luckily, we thought, this was only a temporary situation. I tried to get a lot of work done, so I could justify picking him up early, but I knew the best thing I could do for him was to finish my dissertation as fast as possible.

I left him screaming in the morning and returned to find him teary-eyed. This went on for months. He wanted no part of the other children, slept most of the morning, and wasn’t even that receptive to being cuddled by his caregivers. ” Nanette went to talk to the teachers. They tried to be reassuring but the picture they painted of Alex’s day did not put Nanette at ease. Luckily, we thought, this was only a temporary situation. I tried to get a lot of work done, so I could justify picking him up early, but I knew the best thing I could do for him was to finish my dissertation as fast as possible.

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