Such are John Ruskin’s words by which author Annie Lubliner Lehmann has chosen to live. A freelance writer for the past 25 years, Ms. Lehmann has published in both The Detroit Free Press as well as The New York Times. However, it is for her debut work The Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from My Silent Son that she will be making several upcoming Michigan appearances.
Annie Lehmann’s son Jonah was born with severe autism. Now in his 20’s, Lehmann reflects on the journey of raising a son with this frustrating and challenging diagnosis. Dedicated to “Jonah and all those with autism who speak volumes without saying a word,” The Accidental Teacher is touted “…as a must-read for anyone who has been personally touched by a major life challenge.”
A resident of West Bloomfield, Annie Lehmann is married and has three children. Jonah, her eldest son, is the inspiration for this memoir. All proceeds from her book will be donated to autism research. The Rochester Hills Public Library will present Annie Lubliner Lehmann this Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:00pm. As always, confirm dates and times before heading to an event.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer
-The Accidental Teacher is a 2009 Silver Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards.
-For more information about the book, link to the University of Michigan Press.