Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's

Finding Ben A Mother s Journey Through the Maze of Asperger s One mother s remarkable account of raising an Asperger s syndrome child Ben seemed to be an extraordinary child Born with a superanalytical mind he was able to store hordes of information like a mini

  • Title: Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's
  • Author: Barbara LaSalle
  • ISBN: 9780071431941
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's

    One mother s remarkable account of raising an Asperger s syndrome child.Ben seemed to be an extraordinary child.Born with a superanalytical mind, he was able to store hordes of information like a minicomputer Yet, lurking beneath this boy genius s amazing, albeit useless, gifts for facts were an extraordinary fear of change and social aloofness Unknown to his mother, BarOne mother s remarkable account of raising an Asperger s syndrome child.Ben seemed to be an extraordinary child.Born with a superanalytical mind, he was able to store hordes of information like a minicomputer Yet, lurking beneath this boy genius s amazing, albeit useless, gifts for facts were an extraordinary fear of change and social aloofness Unknown to his mother, Barbara, until much later, Ben suffered from Asperger s syndrome the little grown up disorder a neurobiological disease similar to autism Frank, honest, and beautifully written, Finding Ben is a remarkably moving account of Barbara LaSalle s struggles to understand and overcome the guilt she feels for not fully loving her son.Burdened with the belief that the world would look at her son and somehow see her own failure, Finding Ben is a powerfully honest narrative account of how a mother s love can turn over time into resentment for having to raise a special needs child.It is through LaSalle s special friendship with Jack, a man full of wisdom despite his debilitating brain aneurysm, that LaSalle is finally able to love her son and herself again With two stories to tell, Finding Ben is both a fascinating look at a mercurial disease and a powerful story of one mother s personal journey from frustration and resentment to love and acceptance.

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    1. Lisa Miller

      It was hard for me to read this book. I think it is so because my son has Asperger's also. But I am glad I finished it. The mom in this book had a hard time loving and accepting her son for who he was. She did not see him only the problems then she met a man named Jack. Jack talked"about the beauty of the poetry of the in. The poetry of the out. There is beauty in it. See the whole thing the whole person through the token of the turmoil."I believe he was saying that all of us have problems and w [...]

    2. Andria

      "Yes it was true: Ben had no friends. But did he really need them? He had books and buses and libraries and city hall and the Los Angeles Times. He didn't have people, but he had things. Ben was fine the way he was. It was I who wasn't."This, above anything else in the book, is what I needed to read. I need to remember to always look at my son like a self-contained human being with his own inner landscape. Who am I to try and make him like every other little boy out there? This book is painful t [...]

    3. Susan

      Wow! What a sad book-----it broke my heart to think of how things were when this family was learning to live life with aspergers.I am so incredibly blessed to have the advantage of time and knowledge and thank god every day for the life my son is able to have.But man was I depressed after I read this one----exhausting!

    4. Jenny

      I loved this memoir. The author's wide open honesty about her feelings and her son, made it easy for me to finish in a couple days. Memoirs are like this for mewhen they are unabashadly honest.

    5. Michele

      I ingested this book in one sitting. To say it was a bit of bibliotherapy for me is to put it lightly. It was also a heaping dose of tough love. My son is 13 years old and was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum at the age of 6. Though, I didn't have to endure a totally clueless society as did Ms LaSalle; I have felt the sting of a world that marches around with little colored ribbons attached to their lapels for any disease, syndrome, or affliction that they can physically see. For those, they wil [...]

    6. Millie

      I don't like memoirs of misery and did not put this aside to read in order to "have a good cry" but I did cry at the end, it was from relief and empathy with Barbara. With a child on the ASD I was astonished how similar our emotional journies were, with all the incumbent feelings of guilt, frustration, self blame and anger with the child himself Unless you have a special needs child who remains undiagnised for so long, it is hard to imagine the self recriminations one goes through. I was very mo [...]

    7. PaulaObermeier McCarty

      This book was an incredibly honest portrayal of the author's feelings. I can definitely relate to the frustration and disappointment involved with raising a child/adolescent with undiagnosed Asperger's. It seems like your entire life revolves around the questions: "What is wrong with my child?" and "What can I do to fix it?". It is even harder when others wonder, sometimes accusingly, why your child acts so different sometimes. Anyway, the book was very well-written and very honest. I admire the [...]

    8. Novi Bobby

      The story itself is touching. Seeing Ben's struggle is heart-breaking. I don't like how this book is written though. That's why I'm giving this book 1 star.This story is mainly told by Ben's mom. I thought many times she sounds too whiny and focus more on herself than Ben's story. Maybe, originally the book was meant to show Ben's mom's feeling on how she dealt with raising a child with Asperger. But how it's written is exactly why it didn't do it for me.

    9. Amaya

      Ini satu dari sekian kisah mengharukan yang pernah aku baca. Ditulis dengan apik, emosional dan "menggigit". Finding Ben bukan buku baru. Buku ini pertama kali terbit tahun 2003.Thanks Ran, for lending me this great book ^_^Novel terbitan BIP ini ditulis berdasarkan kisah nyata penulisnya, Barbara Lasalle. Baca versi lengkapnya di taleaddict/2010/1

    10. Lolly K Dandeneau

      I spent a few tears reading this touching book, I can relate as my own son has Asperger's and the struggle of the ordinary things most of us take for granted comes full focus in this memoir. She beautifully relates how it is a blessing and a painful experience raising a child that must learn to live in our world in his own way, often to the confusion of others, and more often to the frustration of a mother. Touching and revealing.

    11. Erica Payne

      Hang on till the end. There are many times when you may feel frustrated with the mother/author (the story is autobiographical) but in the end you discover that is exactly the authors point as the author brings you along on her pen journey to learning to love her son exactly as God made him. An inspiring lesson for every parent.

    12. Kipahni

      Can I get a side order of extra large guilt to go with my wine?I am not discrediting that it's hard to raise a child as in this circumstance but this book is just dripping in regret. I would have liked the author to look at her circumstances and say something like "YA I screwed up and ya it was hard, but this is what I learned, this is how I grew."

    13. Sarah

      I was hoping this book would give me some insight about noah. it scared me more then anything about what the future might look like for him, but it was a good book if you take the personal out of it!

    14. Ria

      I could feel the desperation that Ben's mother felt. And I don't think if it happened to me, I could do it better. Sometimes I felt I don't agree with choices she made towards Ben, but I realized there were many tough phases and choices that she went through.fascinating stories.

    15. Vikki

      This mother writes the story of her son, Ben, who has Asperger Syndrome. This is exactly the book I wanted to read about Aspergers. It tells of the day to day life of a person with Aspergers. It tells what a person with Aspergers must go through daily. Excellent book.

    16. Lynn

      While the book was slightly informative, I felt the author spent entirely too much time whining about how challenged she was by her son's Asperger Syndrome.

    17. Julia

      After 8 years on this journey, to have someone put into words the daily struggle, caused me to just weep.Thank you for putting into words what I have found as the "beauty of the out".

    18. Lisa

      Interesting to read another mother's journey on the road with Aspergers. Especially loved the last chapter's message.

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