Matthew

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Paul Dry Books
Publish Date
Pages
354
Dimensions
6.38 X 1.2 X 8.62 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781589880269
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About the Author

Anne Crosby was born in 1929 in England. She divides her time between London and Washington, DC. Matthew is her first book.

Reviews

Praise for Anne Crosby and "Matthew"

"Crosby creates a beautiful portrait of Matthew throughout his yearsCrosby's memoir, both humorous and sad, is raw in emotion and unflinching in its honesty.""Publishers Weekly"

"Anne Crosby has written a chronicle of caringan account of a life that is at once painful, mysterious, and transformative. From draconian institutions to matronly neighbors to adoring friends, Matthew, his parents, and his sister travel a road of full of struggle, humor, and the unknown. This book will remind all people of good will of the enormous struggle that so many families have had to endure to gain even the simplest sense of dignity."Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics

"I knew and liked and respected Matthew. I thought he merited a biography, and I'm very glad that he now has one, especially that it is such a very good one. In this singular story, Anne Crosby tells us of Matthew's outer and inner life: his sad acceptances, his capacity to love and fall in love, his ambitions and their fulfillment, and his idiosyncratic sense of humor. Anne Crosby is able to tell us all this because, as we learn again from this book, love and knowledge are very much related. Matthew was a mystery to many. But because his mother empathized with him so keenly and has captured him so precisely with her sharp intelligence and brilliant powers as a writer, Matthew comes to us in this gripping book as a whole and delightful and unforgettable person."Galway Kinnell"

Praise for Anne Crosby and Matthew

-Crosby creates a beautiful portrait of Matthew throughout his years...Crosby's memoir, both humorous and sad, is raw in emotion and unflinching in its honesty.---Publishers Weekly

-Anne Crosby has written a chronicle of caring--an account of a life that is at once painful, mysterious, and transformative. From draconian institutions to matronly neighbors to adoring friends, Matthew, his parents, and his sister travel a road of full of struggle, humor, and the unknown. This book will remind all people of good will of the enormous struggle that so many families have had to endure to gain even the simplest sense of dignity.---Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics

-I knew and liked and respected Matthew. I thought he merited a biography, and I'm very glad that he now has one, especially that it is such a very good one. In this singular story, Anne Crosby tells us of Matthew's outer and inner life: his sad acceptances, his capacity to love and fall in love, his ambitions and their fulfillment, and his idiosyncratic sense of humor. Anne Crosby is able to tell us all this because, as we learn again from this book, love and knowledge are very much related. Matthew was a mystery to many. But because his mother empathized with him so keenly and has captured him so precisely with her sharp intelligence and brilliant powers as a writer, Matthew comes to us in this gripping book as a whole and delightful and unforgettable person.---Galway Kinnell


Praise for Anne Crosby and Matthew

"Crosby creates a beautiful portrait of Matthew throughout his years...Crosby's memoir, both humorous and sad, is raw in emotion and unflinching in its honesty."--Publishers Weekly

"Anne Crosby has written a chronicle of caring--an account of a life that is at once painful, mysterious, and transformative. From draconian institutions to matronly neighbors to adoring friends, Matthew, his parents, and his sister travel a road of full of struggle, humor, and the unknown. This book will remind all people of good will of the enormous struggle that so many families have had to endure to gain even the simplest sense of dignity."--Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics

"I knew and liked and respected Matthew. I thought he merited a biography, and I'm very glad that he now has one, especially that it is such a very good one. In this singular story, Anne Crosby tells us of Matthew's outer and inner life: his sad acceptances, his capacity to love and fall in love, his ambitions and their fulfillment, and his idiosyncratic sense of humor. Anne Crosby is able to tell us all this because, as we learn again from this book, love and knowledge are very much related. Matthew was a mystery to many. But because his mother empathized with him so keenly and has captured him so precisely with her sharp intelligence and brilliant powers as a writer, Matthew comes to us in this gripping book as a whole and delightful and unforgettable person."--Galway Kinnell