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PostSubject: The survival specialist   Fri 11 Jul 2008 - 21:37

guardian.co.uk (UK) - 4 July 2008

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Beck first came to notice in America when she wrote Expecting Adam, a book about dealing with the birth of her second child, who was diagnosed with Down's syndrome when Beck was seven months pregnant (he is now 20). "The doctors told me it was like having a malignant tumour and not letting them remove it," she says, and she was urged to have an abortion. "My mind went there but my heart couldn't...
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 14:28

Fascinating. I've never read expecting Adam (is this one of the good books or one of the crappy ones? can't remember) but I do love the way she describes keeping him as a 'warn moment'.

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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 14:46

Di, heaps of people like her book Expecting Adam. Me i hated it, i also lent it to Cathy (Aden's mum) and she didnt like it either. If you want to read it when Cathy sends it back i'll lend it to you. I wouldnt waste my money on it. Just my Money Money worth.
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 15:16

Can I borrow it next Robyn? This is one of the books that was recommended to me from another mother of a child with DS and she loved it.
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 15:47

Yep Tania, i will see if Cathy is finished it and get her send it on to you. I think i have your address. It will be interesting to see what you think, me as ive said already hated it, just the way she write's and her choice of words got on my nerves. I'll let you know if she's finished it.
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 16:08

Interesting how it seems to be a love it or hate it book. I've only heard good reports until now. And now I know TMI about the author and it will make it hard to read I think... I've got it on the list though hehehe

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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 18:37

Cas the reason i hate it is that all the way through the book she refers to Adam as a "R" and a few other choice names. I noticed in the above article that once again she mentions seeing/dreaming a white light etc. Wtf all her books seem to follow the same path, everything is mystical to her Whacko i really hate her writing methods.
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 19:38

Interesting Robyn, as I too find the R word hard to take - always have actually. So I wonder how I will go thinking
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 19:51

I hate the R word!! Even before I had my little girl Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 19:57

It is just so offensive Explode
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 20:41

I'm with Robyn....I hated that book with a passion. Frankly she annoys the crap out of me! And it wasn't just the "R" word (although a factor)...she is so self-obsessed, it was always all about her.

I find it weird that her and her husband are now both homosexual too, I've heard of one partner realising they were gay (actually know some people that have been through this) but for both to be gay. Sometimes I think that she just makes stuff up to sound all mysterious.

Like I said...she annoys me Wink

Wow...passionate for me who is usually so shallow and lame to have an opionion on such things lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Sat 12 Jul 2008 - 21:16

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Sometimes I think that she just makes stuff up to sound all mysterious.
This wouldnt surprise me Shocked

For me it wasnt so much that she used the "R" word, ive been guilty of this in the past and unless used in a really degrading way i tend to let hearing this word fly over my head. But she didnt just use this word she actually refers to her son as "R" all the way through the book. and phrases that she used, referring to him not learning and such, i could of punched her Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
And all the mystical stuff i felt like she was making it all up or on drugs lmao No wonder her husband turned gay lmao
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Tue 15 Jul 2008 - 12:40

PMSL! I haven't read the book, but don't like the sound of it, less so now I learned she called him retarded. Horrble word! Somebody referred to Georgia as "mentally retarded" the other day Naughty They didn't mean it unkindly, once again old fashioned, probably hasn't moved on and realised that this is not a word that is used any more, so I just had to educate Banging head

I just have to remark how aghast I am that someone compared her baby to a malignant tumour Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The survival specialist   Tue 15 Jul 2008 - 16:05

I haven't read the book either and going from all your reports, I won't bother too.

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But she didnt just use this word she actually refers to her son as "R" all the way through the book.
Unfortunately, in the US, the "R" word is still accepted readily within society Mad doh!
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