We first covered Molly Reno's story in this blog piece from 2010. Now she has a new book in development: "Crooked and Confused." A passage from the first page of the first chapter:
"I freaking love
being dyslexic. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. The way my brain works makes me happy, because I like being different from other people. There are advantages to being an out-of-the-box thinker, even if I can’t spell!"
More from the opening chapter of Molly's book:
"Dyslexia has plagued me most of my life. I can’t even spell dyslexia correctly ninety percent of the time but that is mostly likely because Rudolf Berlin was a jerk. I mean, was that some kind of sick joke? Berlin coined the term 'dyslexia' in 1887 but it might as well have been Aglasd&$#@! Couldn’t he have just made it a word that we 'special' kids could actually read, pronounce or spell?"
Stay tuned for more book excerpts and morsels of friendly-funny-insightful conversation with Molly.