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Author Latson, Jennifer, author.

Title The boy who loved too much / Jennifer Latson.

Publication Info. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2017.
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Edition Unabridged.
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Performer Read by Heather Auden.
Summary What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D'Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely-and vastly more successfully. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle's story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up, and of being different.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Williams syndrome -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Williams syndrome -- Case studies.
Friendship in children -- Case studies.
Social interaction in children -- Case studies.
Added Author Auden, Heather, narrator.
Note Container title: Boy who loved too much : a true story of pathological friendliness
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ISBN 9781541424654 (sound recording) (hoopla Audio Book)
1541424654 (sound recording) (hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11903335
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