Life is Not All Fun and Starbucks
"It was two o’clock in the morning. My phone—my constant connection with Paul—woke me with its melodic ringing..."
What is normal? How do we, as humans of every kind, "fit in"? What is it we’re fitting into?
Paul’s World takes us into the mind and heart of Paul, who was born with cerebral palsy into a family of "normal" siblings. Paul’s unique personality exhibits many – but not all – characteristics of what, until recently, had been referred to as Asperger’s syndrome. Paul loves people and having fun, but his lack of cuing into normal social skills has made "fitting in" a challenge. He meets that challenge with his outgoing personality, enthusiasm, and humor – winning friends everywhere he goes. Paul’s story of love, frustrations, and conversations with God as his counselor, as told interchangeably by Paul and his mom, is inspiring people from all walks of life to handle their own life difficulties with optimism and humor.
Time Outs for Grown-ups: 5 Minute Smile-breaks
This 140 page paperback book is just the right size to tuck in your pocket for those moments when you desperately need a break from the stresses of daily life. Sheila Buska's commentaries on contemporary life bring smiles as she tells about fighting ATM machines, computers, traffic, garden pests and strange relatives. You'll laugh as she kicks the vending machine, flies past the - oops! highway patrol officer - and sneaks out at dawn to charge a shovelbird in Wyoming.