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The boy who loved too much : a true story of pathological friendliness / Jennifer Latson.

By: Latson, Jennifer.
Contributor(s): Auden, Heather [narrator.].
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Media, Inc., 2017Edition: Unabridged.Description: 1 audio disc (10 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.Disc region: audio file MP3 audio rda.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781541454651.Subject(s): WILLIAMS SYNDROME | BEHAVIOURAL PHENOTYPES | VULNERABLE POPULATIONS | CASE STUDIES | PARENTINGGenre/Form: Audiobooks.Read by Heather Auden.Summary: "What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? 12 year old Eli D'Angelo has Williams syndrome which makes him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother Gayle must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle's story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up and of being different." AUDIO BOOK CASE
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Main Collection 780.27 LAT (Browse shelf) Checked out 06/12/2019 W008883
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Read by Heather Auden.

"What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? 12 year old Eli D'Angelo has Williams syndrome which makes him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother Gayle must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle's story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up and of being different." AUDIO BOOK CASE

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