Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 7:15 pm – writer and Lucid Book Club participant Lenore Rowntree will be reading from and leading a discussion about Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism by Joel Yanofsky, winner of QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction
“A veteran book reviewer, Yanofsky has spent a lifetime immersed in literature (not to mention old movies and old jokes), which he calls shtick. This account of a year in the life of a family describes a father’s struggle to enter his son’s world, the world of autism, using the materials he knows best: self-help books, feel-good memoirs, literary classics from the Bible to Dr. Seuss, old movies, and, yes, shtick. Funny, wrenching, and unfailingly candid, Bad Animals is both an exploration of a baffling condition and a quirky love story told by a gifted writer.”
Writers… show their capacity for greatness when they point their talent at something they love. Joel Yanofsky has done just that: written a marvellous book about a child he adores — his son.
– David Gilmour, author of The Film Club
Thank you for supporting Lucid!
Lucid Book Club and Reading Series is a monthly event utilizing the world of literature to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
All readings/discussions are at Coach House, Green College, University of British Columbia, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 and are generally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Each evening event is eligible for 1.75 hour Section 1 of the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program.
RSVPs are not required to attend.
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