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Ind and moving David MitchellThis is a non fiction short novella about a father and his son in his struggle to come to terms with his son s Cerebral Palsy due to a disastrous birth motionally and Zoete tranen economically Filled with anecdotes photographs pictures diagrams art and newspaper clippings it is truly the masterpiece released this year At only 145 pages it will fascinatemotionally wreck and amuse you along the way and because it only took me an afternoon to read I was left in what is known as a reading hangoverIt was the advanced proof copy before the publication date that I picked up from the Amnesty International UK building in London and unfortunately because Diogo Mainardi is a Brazilian writer unless I want to translate them myself I can t read any of his works This was the first non fiction book I read this year and has inspired me to read similar works of non fiction however the trouble is it is ntirely uniueThe blurb says it all reallyThis is a book about fatherhoodIt is about Cerebral Palsy art stories and journeysIt s about Claude Monet Marcel Proust and Neil YoungThis is a book about my son Tito and his 424 stepsThis is a book about love It is utterly moving and beautiful both physically and regarding the story The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars both here and on GoodReads is because someone as little read as myself did not get to grips with the beginning part which dealt with rather heavy cultural stories in Venice to do with art and history although this would not be a problem for a lot of readers I love it both with admiration and adoring sympathy and will continue to read and re read it on afternoons when my faith in good writing and good people is in need of nourishmentMy favourite uotation from Mainardi is Astonishingly for me and Anna Tito s cerebral Palsy was never a cause for sorrow Astonishingly for me and Anna Tito s Cerebral Palsy never seemed a burden At seven months Tito was simply a person we loved diogo mainardi s the fall as mem rias de um pai m 424 passos is a moving portrait of a father s love and devotion the brazilian journalistnovelisttranslator s son tito was born in 2000 with cerebral palsy a result of negligence and incompetence on the part of a venetian hospital mainardi s memoir through the lens of architecture literature art and history aims to make sense of his son s disability highlighting the circular nature of both tito s story and the world itselfcomposed of 424 brief passages many of which are photographs paintings or film stills the fall draws from both antiuity and popular culture to cast the challenges and joys of fatherhood within a broader scope mainardi s adoration of devotion to and reverence for his son are genuinely portrayed with the author humble and reflective Revived enough toxpound on the many unexpected ways tito and his cerebral palsy have shaped his life for the better the fall is a stirring synthesis of filial affection and literary sensibility there is no thrilling adventure than having a child with cerebral palsy the worst Student Research Projects in Calculus enemy for a child with cerebral palsy is gravity it s as if he were being permanently pursued by come crazed judo player whonjoys tripping him up what he needs most of all is to learn how to fall then he ll leap From White Belt To white belt to belt from yellow belt to red belt until he reaches his limit all the motor abilities that we acuire automatically Instinctively He Is Trying To he is trying to through discipline method thought it s the struggle of the intellect against savage nature the perfect metaphor for the history of humanity david and goliath theseus and the minotaur dr jekyll and mr hyde translated from the portuguese by margaret jull costa saramago mar as de ueir s t al On Monday I was given this in Cambridge by my friend Richard Russell On Tuesday I began reading it at a doctor s office in Waltham Wednesday I finished it at a cafe in New York Now my mind doubles back and forth and back again as I ponder to whom I should send copies Frederick of Boston the charming scholar of Venice the place where this book was set Christy of Juneau who blogs so magnificentl. On Tito as he walks with great difficulty alongside his father through Venice to the beautiful Lombardo Renaissance Hospital where a medical mishap during Tito’s birth left him with cerebral palsyAs they make their way toward the place where their lives changed forever Mainard.
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with cerebral palsy My children who ach in their own way have their lives defined by their children Everyone in thecerebral palsy My children who Love for Imperfect Things each in their own way have their lives defined by their children Everyone in the Maybe A parents obsession over for their child is nothing new and is the focus of this slim volume the Fall A Father s Memoir in 424 Steps authored by novelist Diogo Mainardi The book is written with 424 blog stylentries and details the life of Mainardi s son Tito who was diagnosed in with Cerebral PalsyMainardi recalls how startled he was when he discovered his son
an incubator unattended medical staff turning green in the maternity ward at Scuola Grande di San Marco hospital in Venice His wife Anna didn t receive the A Heart of Stone emergency caesarean she needed and lack of oxygen caused Tito s CP When Mainardi massaged his sons back the day after he was born suddenly Tito became responsive and alert Tito would need a great deal of therapy support and assistance to manage his needs CP became Mainardi s second language and Tito s natural state was to be happy he inspired his father with cosmic optimism he devoted hisnergy solely and Taking Instruction (Taboo, entirely to Tito His son became his God Auschwitz survivor Richard III his turtle James Stewart Jacopo Tintorettoverything he read and lovedMainardi s other topics related to historic Language and Linguistics events art and literature making this book interesting The 1487 Malleus Maleficarum Dominican friar Heinrich Kramer concerned the witch midwives that committed crimes against children In 1808 Napoleon Bonapartexpelled all the monks in the monastery that became the hospital where his son was born In 1833 John Ruskin wrote in the Stones of Venice that the immortal Divertimento elements had the power to shape the destiny of its inhabitants sometimes going against the law of the spirit Mainardi felt these idealslements Love Is a Fairy Tale etc namely Pietro Lombardo John Ruskin Napoleon and the amnihook were the things that led to Tito s affliction The reader also learns about Ezra Pound his distain for the Jewish people The 1939 Action T4 of Adolf Hitler This secret program began with thexecution of 5 month old Gerhard Kretschmar born blind with only one arm and leg Unwanted by his own father he deemed him an idiot and a monster after being Promise at Dawn examined at Leipzig University by Hitler s personal physician Karl Brandt this infant was murdered The first phase of T4liminated disabled adults mentally ill pileptics alcoholics These vents led to the Holocaust that claimed the lives 1942 1943 of over 800000 Jewish people deemed Bangkok Wakes to Rain enemies of the Third Reich Mainardi observed that Tito wouldn t be alive if he had been born during that timeThe family relocated to Rio de Janeiro where Nico was born June 16 2005 After Nico s birth Tito who used a communication device became vocal The brothers mirroredach others speech and movements The use of the Kaye Walker increased Tito s mobility in 2008 Tito walked 359 steps solo Typically children may resent parental favored preferential treatment over one child for another Anna and Nico are barely mentioned in this uniue passionately written book Great artistic pictures photos of Tito and family were included Diogo Mainardi is a novelist and writes for Veja the largest news magazine in Brazil He has translated the writing of Evelyn Waugh Italo Calvino and Gore Vidal into Portuguese He lives in Venice I don t know how Other Press does it They just find these books that in like 10000 words less than 200 digest size pages rip me to my gut They Ve Done It Again ve done it again Diago Mainardi s The Fall A Father s Memoir in 424 StepsYou can t The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery even call it heart breaking just gut twisting full ofmotions It s the story of a father and his hero his muse his son Tito a boy born with Cerebral Palsy after the hospital made a mistake during his birth It s less a guide from Mainardi on how to deal with raising a kid with this condition never a whine that his kid isn t normal but truly a celebration and not so humble brag about why this little guy who has never walked than 424 steps at a time without falling down is the best kid Darkmere everThe story does I guess start off sad The first steps and the whole book is li. I draws on his knowledge of art history and culture to try toxplain a misfortune that could have been avoided From Marcel Proust to Neil Young Sigmund Freud to Humpty Dumpty Renaissance Venice to Auschwitz he charts the trajectory of the Western world with Tito at its center . Really unusual book difficult to classify Written by the father of a child born with cerebral palsy it relates the causes of his son s Tito condition and their journey through his childhood via Italian Renaissance architect Pietro Lombardi Abbott Costello and Assasin s Creed II to name but a few I can guarantee it won t be the book you re xpecting This is a short uirkly little memoir of a father and his son Tito who you re xpecting This is a short uirkly little memoir of a father and his son Tito who injured at birth resulting in tito s diagnosis of cerebral palsy I had to admit to ignorance of most of of cerebral palsy I had to admit to ignorance of most of artist referencesBut Mainardi s style reminds me of MTV s Pop Up Video in its loopy referential styleHow can you resist a book with references to Abbott Costello Go to Mars and Jacopo TintorettoI couldn t This is a moving and often humorous tribute from a father to his son born with cerebral palsey The book is laid out in 424 tidbits steps of information about his life with his son The author draws many likenesses of historical Italian monuments and buildings Brazilian beach detail and famous people and paintings in history to relate to the trials tribulations and remarkable moments in his son s life Very interesting book layout and comparisons I really felt the love this father has for his sonI accepted Tito s cerebral palsyI accepted it as if it were the most natural thing in the world I accepted it with d A uniue book written in a series of 424 steps as a father recounts the birth and Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den early life of his son who through a series of accidents during the birth has cerebral palsy Intertwined with the stories of his son are discussions of the historicvents leading up to the birth both directly related to the birth and also the culture behind the hatred and misunderstanding of disabled people or people with cerebral palsy including artwork pictures tc This book is another one of those which is both heartwarming his love for his son pictures of his son as he grew up and heartbreaking the mistakes during his son s birth the history of the hatred I really liked this book the writing the pictures the art the history and the of the hatred I really liked this book the writing the pictures the art the history and the that it was written in small steps It was creative and uniue and worked perfectly for the message However there were parts that seemed a bit dry I am worried that something got lost in translation Clearly I should just learn Portuguese and then read the original I don t read much Nonfiction After reading this there isn t much reason for me to read any This was honestly the best book I have read in years I have read a lot of good fiction really good But nothing touched me than this story This is a short read and I admit I neglected my own family in my haste to get to its conclusion A beautiful story of a father who s sole purpose is to care for his child A child wrongfully stricken with Cerebral Palsy But this isn t a sad tale It s far from that It s a tale of triumph A boy s triumph Woven among the achievements of Diogo s son are circular tales of all the things around them and how they relate Diogo is so involved with his son he sees him in verything and The Eric Carle Gift Set everything is a part of his son From architecture literature sculpture medicine holocaust and politics all these things become part of the cosmic makeup of Cerebral Palsy and thevents that shaped the Mainardi family This is a truly Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century engrossing story whichvokes deep Fashion Design Course empathy I m happy to have read this story than any other story since probably Krakauer Release Date 8th May 2014 England translated from BrazilianSynopsisJoin Diogo Mainardi and his son Tito on a journey of 424 steps starting with Tito s disastrous birth in a Venetian hospital It s a journey full of joy and reflection and an honestxploration of fatherhood It s a journey that follows the arc of western culture from Rembrandt van Rijn to Assassin s Creed and from Dante Alighieri to Auschwitz to show how one boy s fate has been shaped by history Above all it is a celebration of love and courage and of the hope and faith we place in our children The Fall is a mercurial and nriching walk through off script fatherhood cerebral palsy art history and this commonplace mystery love The Fall is wise and The Fall is a memoir like no other It is a celebration of love an homage to a courageous child and an honest look at the ways beauty and art can be deceptive forces in our lives The Fall is made up of 424 short passages This is the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi’sIn An Incubator Unattended