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Michael Berube

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Michael Berube is a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and in 1994 was named University Scholar. He is the author of three other books, and has written for many academic journals a Village Voice.

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Life As We Know It
A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child
Written by Michael Berube


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $16.95

When Jamie Berube was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society designates as disabled.  In this wrenching, yet ultimately inspiring book, Jamie's father, literary scholar Michael Berube describes not only the challenges of raising... Read more >
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