To Siri With Love

To Siri With Love

A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

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Judith’s story of her son and his bond with Siri was an unusual tribute to technology. While many worry that our electronic gadgets are dumbing us down, she revealed how they can give voice to others, including children with autism like Gus—a boy who has trouble looking people in the eye, hops when he’s happy, and connects with inanimate objects on an empathetic level. To Siri with Love is a collection of funny, poignant, and uplifting stories about living with an extraordinary child who has helped a parent see and experience the world differently. From the charming (Gus weeping with sympathy over the buses that would lie unused while the bus drivers were on strike) to the painful (paying $22,000 for a behaviorist in Manhattan to teach Gus to use a urinal) to the humorous (Gus’s insistence on getting naked during all meals, whether at home or not, because he does not want to get his clothes dirty) to the profound (how an automated "assistant" helped a boy learn how to communicate with the rest of the world), the stories in To Siri with Love open our eyes to the magic and challenges of a life beyond the ordinary.-- From publishers description.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781443446730
1443446734
9780062413628
0062413627
Branch Call Number: 618.92858 NEWMAN
Characteristics: 256 p., ; 21 cm

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