Tag Archives: Following Ezra

‘Read This Great Book’

Among the more delightful challenges an author faces is deciding how to inscribe a book. “Best wishes,” seems nice, but generic. “Enjoy!” is fine, but impersonal. Just signing without a message feels somehow lacking. Last night I was contemplating that quandary at the beautiful Los Angeles launch party for Following Ezra. I was humbled and [...]

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Boxes, Books, and Koalas

As usual, Ezra rose at dawn today to announce with excitement the arrival of a new month: “It’s September first! It’s the first day of September!” Turns out  there’s even more to celebrate in our house than a new page on the calendar. This afternoon the UPS man arrived with our first shipment of FOLLOWING [...]

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Kirkus Reviews: ‘Not the Average Medical Memoir’

Thanks to Kirkus Reviews for a wonderful review: A father celebrates his son’s differences and advises others on how to view autism as a parallel journey rather than a restrictive label. Chronicling son Ezra’s toddler years through his bar mitzvah, journalist Fields-Meyer approaches autism from a topical perspective, creating a loving tribute that favors “following” his [...]

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‘A Very Good Book About Me.’

Our kids all returned yesterday from summer camp—a month for the younger two, nine weeks for our eldest, Ami, who was a counselor. They all love camp, so returning home brings (in addition to a lot of laundry) some mixed emotions. They get a home cooked meal, but then their parents have to remind them [...]

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Questions, Answers, and Stories

The other day I spent an hour filling out yet another set of forms for Ezra. A few months ago, his class in school participated in a new program aimed at teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. A university study is evaluating the approach’s effectiveness, so they had asked parents to answer [...]

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