based Jackie Flowers, the heroine of BLIND SPOT, EXTREME
INDIFFERENCE and SEEDS OF DOUBT on young people I know
who have learning disabilities. I began with the premise
that a person who has dyslexia could be a successful lawyer—maybe
an even better lawyer—because
her reading skills were limited. It has become increasingly
clear to me that Jackie is not only viable, but she and
her real-life counterparts have a great deal to teach.
that knowledge comes a commitment not just to Jackie but
to those of you who share her challenges. To keep that
commitment, I need your help.
read interview with me by National Center for Learning
questions below are directed to those of you who have dyslexia
or other learning disabilities, and to your parents, teachers
and friends. I want to hear your stories: how dyslexia
or your other learning disability has affected you, what
your lives have been like in terms of creativity and success.
are 20 questions. I’m interested in your responses
to each and think you will be too. You can answer as
many or few as you choose, but I'd be grateful if you
took the time to answer them all in as much detail as
you feel comfortable. Respond anonymously if you wish.
your permission, I will post the most interesting comments
on this web site.
If I select yours I'll send you an autographed copy of a Jackie Flowers
here to read posted comments
responses will be used by me only. I will not give your
address to anybody else.