Ian Brown’s memoir, The Boy in the Moon (St. Martin’s Press 2011), is an eye-opening trip into parenting a special needs child. In this case, Ian Brown and his wife have a severely disabled child with an orphan disease (one which is not studied or researched much), making both diagnosing and dealing with the disease difficult. This particular disease, CFC (cardiofaciocutaneous disease) is extremely rare, gets worse as the child matures and can’t be cured. The story deals primarily with the Dad’s struggle to come to terms with his son’s life as a CFC sufferer.
Daniel Tammet thinks differently than the rest of us–in colors and pictures. Nothing wrong with that.