A hilarious and sweet story, Love That Boy takes us on a journey shared by journalist Ron Fournier and his son, Tyler, who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. In order to get closer and spend some time together, Ron takes Tyler (a history buff) to different presidential libraries and landmarks. He expects to give Tyler some lessons in social interaction but winds up learning much more about unconditional love and meeting people where they are. A very good read.
Amber Tozer is a comedian, writer, and alcoholic. She uses her first two gifts to share how her alcoholism took over her life, and how she finally surrendered and decided to change. Sober Stick Figure makes unfunny events funny in retrospect, and allows Tozer to explain how a person can be smart and in denial, anxiety-ridden and a party girl, and ultimately lost and found. It has a happy ending, and doesn't preach. The stick figures are a bonus.
Tim Denevi's memoir Hyper inter-cuts his own childhood and adolescence growing up with ADHD with the history of the scientific establishment's grappling with, evolving understanding of, and prescribed treat for the disorder. Denevi's experience captures the urgency, excitement, anger, inspiration, remorse, joy, and sheer mental and physical restlessness that one goes through. His life story should resonate with anyone who lives ADD/ADHD be they male or female, parent or child, while the scientific narrative gives one the essential understanding of the disorder's history.