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Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

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by Daniel Gottlieb
Dear Sam,
As your only living grandfather, I want to welcome you into this world. Always remember that ... life is a gift and a blessing.

In the tradition of such bestsellers as Tuesdays with Morrie and Riding the Bus with My Sister, this emotionally powerful collection of letters from grandfather to grandson will touch readers

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Letters to Sam 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book at a HEC (Handicapped Encounter Christ) retreat in 2006. I have read it twice since. The author has quadrapelgia, following a motor vehicle accident. Dan Gotleib's letters to his grandson who has Pervasive Developmental Disorder, will move the reader to tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Letters to Sam, and was so moved that I went out and bought more to give to family and friends. I wish evreyone could read these letters and feel the things that I did. It touched me in a very personal way, because he could have been talking to me, not his grandson. Everyone from new parents to old hands at parenting, could take something away from this book. Read the book and then see if you don't feel like going out and buying the book for someone you know. Letters to Sam has the lessons that everyone can use in their lives. How to have compassion, love, and understanding for everyone around us. Please read this book and take something away from it like I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a find! I purchased this book at a fund raiser and I received much more than the water damaged UU church. This book is packed with lessons on living told with striking vulnerability and wisdom. It is a concentrated dose of Dad¿s radio show but he is the guest and interviewer. You don't need to be a listener to be uplifted and transformed by, 'Letters to Sam.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the book with my son. I started reading it a few days ago and my 10 year saw the effect it was having on me and asked to read it with me. It is inspiring and causes much reflection. If you have any interest in putting your life in perspective please read this book. I hope someday I get to meet 'Sam'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most touching and profound books that I have ever read. I saw a clip about this family on CNN and went out to get the book. This man and this family are amazing. I am not disabled nor do I know anyone autistic, but I will wholeheartedly recommend this book. I loved it! I was truly touched!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for everyone. It touches you on so many levels. It answers questions you might have thought about during your day to day of being Human. Dan and Sam are lucky to have each other and we are lucky to have this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never thought I could begin to actually love people in a book besides perhaps a romantic hero. But I love Pop and Sam. They are a part of who I am now - After reading this book I will never forget them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago