Brilliant Idiot: An Autobiography of a Dyslexic
Brilliant Idiot An Autobiography of a Dyslexic Author:Abraham Schmitt, Mary Lou Hartzler Clemens [This book] chronicles one man's battle to earn both respect and an education, only to discover in mid-life that his severe mental "fog" was a serious learning disability. [The author] was born and grew up in a nearly illiterate peasant Mennonite village in Saskatchewan. Even in this community which disparaged education, [the autho... more »r] lived with the scourge of being the village idiot. Given the opportunity, he left and followed a relentless internal urge to correct the mental contradictions he felt so painfully.
The large world was no kinder; his sense of failure grew only more keen and desperate. Until he learned about dyslexia. One man's on-going trial of living with a severe learning disability will bring greater sensitivity and hope to all who travel with [the author] on this ... journey. « less