Meet the Author: "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy"

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February 02, 2012

7pm.

The JCC in Manhattan

Upper West Side

Adult

$15-$20

Event description: An evening with Priscilla Gilman, former professor of English literature at Yale and Vassar and the author of "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy," a memoir about raising a hyperlexic child. It is a poignant and compellingly universal book about family, love, and the relationship between the ideal and the real. Using the poetry of William Wordsworth as a touchstone, Gilman probes the complexity of our expectations and hopes for our children, our families, and ourselves, and affirms that we are all capable of re-imagining our lives and finding joy in the most unexpected circumstances.

For more information, call Hannah Cohen at 646-505-4460.

Address: 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Upper West Side, NY 10023
Phone: 646-505-4444
Website: www.jccmanhattan.org

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