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To Siri, With Love - A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of a machine (Paperback) Loot Price: R266
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To Siri, With Love - A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of a machine (Paperback): Judith Newman
To Siri, With Love - A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of a machine (Paperback): Judith Newman

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Judith Newman

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'Incredibly moving' Daily Mail 'To Siri with Love is a beautifully honest and illuminating love letter to Gus, your typical atypical nonneurotypical human.' Jon Stewart 'A moving and witty memoir with a big heart.' Nigella Lawson 'An uncommonly riotous and moving book [that] will make readers laugh - yes, out loud - before sweeping them, finally, into a soul-spilling high tide . . . Technology's great promise may in fact be to summon, capture and display our most human qualities, both the darkness and the light, to pave avenues of deepened connections with others.' New York Times Writer Judith Newman never had any illusions that her family was 'normal'. She and her husband keep separate apartments-his filled with twin grand pianos as befits a former opera singer; hers filled with the clutter and chaos of twin adolescent boys conceived late in life. And one of those boys is Gus, her sweet, complicated, autistic 13-year-old. With refreshing honesty, To Siri With Love chronicles one year in the life of Gus and the family around him -- a family with the same crazy ups and downs as any other. And at the heart of the book lies Gus's passionate friendship with Siri, Apple's 'intelligent personal assistant'. Unlike her human counterparts, Siri always has the right answers to Gus's incessant stream of questions about the intricacies of national rail schedules, or box turtle varieties, and she never runs out of patience. She always makes sure Gus enunciates and even teaches him manners by way of her warm yet polite tone and her programmed insistence on civility. Equal parts funny and touching, this is a book that will make your heart brim, and then break it. Warm, wise and always honest, Judith Newman shows us a new world where artificial intelligence is beginning to meet emotional intelligence -- a world that will shape our children in ways both wonderful and unexpected.

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Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2017
Authors: Judith Newman
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-78429-831-9
Barcode: 9781784298319
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with illness
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
LSN: 1-78429-831-X

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