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The FallThis is a short uirkly little memoir of a father and his son Tito who was injured at birth resulting in tito s diagnosis of cerebral alsy I had to admit to ignorance of most of the artist referencesBut Mainardi s style reminds me of MTV s Pop Up Video in its loopy referential styleHow can you resist a book with references to Abbott Costello Go to Mars and Jacopo TintorettoI couldn t I don t read much Nonfiction After reading this there isn t much reason for me to read any This was honestly the best book I have read in years I On Monday I was given this book in Cambridge by my friend Richard Russell On Tuesday I began reading it at a doctor s office in Waltham On Wednesday I finished it at a cafe in New York Now my mind doubles back and forth and back again as I The Man from Shadow Valley ponder to whom I should send copies Frederick of Boston the charming scholar of Venice thelace where this book was set Christy of Juneau who blogs so magnificently about her son who of Juneau who blogs so magnificently about her son who the author s son lives with cerebral alsy My children who each in their own way have their lives defined by their children Everyone in the world Maybe Really unusual book difficult to classify Written by the father of a child born with cerebral alsy it relates the causes of his son s Tito condition and their journey through his childhood via Italian Renaissance architect Pietro Lombardi Abbott Costello and Assasin s Creed II to name but a few I can guarantee it won t be the book you re expecting A uniue book written in a series of 424 steps as a father recounts the birth and early life of his son who through a series of accidents during the birth has cerebral Flirting with the Doc of Her Dreams palsy Intertwined with the stories of his son are discussions of the historic events leading up to the birth both directly related to the birth and also the culture behind the hatred and misunderstanding of disabledeople or David Walliams Collection (3 Books) people with cerebralalsy including artwork Hired by MR Right pictures etc This book is another one of those which is both heartwarming his love for his sonictures of his son as he grew up and heartbreaking the mistakes during his son s birth the history of the hatred I really liked this book the writing the The Man, The Ring, The Wedding pictures the art the history and the fact that it was written in small steps It was creative and uniue and workederfectly for the message However there were The Winter King parts that seemed a bit dry I am worried that something got lost in translation Clearly I should just learn Portuguese and then read the original diogo mainardi s the fall as mem rias de umai em 424 Spirit Bird Journey passos is a movingortrait of a father s love and devotion the brazilian journalistnovelisttranslator s son tito was born in 2000 with cerebral Gender and Consumption palsy a result of negligence and incompetence on theart of a venetian hospital mainardi s memoir through the lens of architecture literature art and history aims to make sense of his son s disability highlighting the circular nature of both tito s story and the world itselfcomposed of 424 brief Rahasia-rahasia Shalat passages many of which arehotographs Alien Terror (Mindwarp, paintings or film stills the fall draws from both antiuity andopular culture to cast the challenges and joys of fatherhood within a broader scope mainardi s adoration of devotion to and reverence for his son are genuinely Caught in Her Room portrayed with the author humble and reflective enough to expound on the many unexpected ways tito and his cerebralalsy have shaped his life for the better the fall is a stirring synthesis of filial affection and literary sensibility there is no thrilling adventure than having a child with cerebral The World As Design palsy the worst enemy for a child with cerebralalsy is gravity it s as if he were being True North permanentlyursued by come crazed judo Kurt Kanunu player who enjoys tripping him up what he needs most of all is to learn how to fall then he ll leap from white belt to yellow belt from yellow belt to red belt until he reaches his limit all the motor abilities that we ac I don t know how Other Press does it They just find these books that in like 10000 words less than 200 digest sizeages rip me to my gut They ve done it again with Diago Mainardi s The Fall A Father s Memoir in 424 StepsYou can t even call it heart breaking just gut twisting full of emotions It s the story of a father and his hero his muse his son Tito of a father and his hero his muse his son Tito boy born with Cerebral Palsy After The Hospital Made the hospital made mistake during his birth It s less a guide from Mainardi on how to deal with raising a kid with this condition never a whine that his kid isn t normal but truly a celebration and not so humb. The Fall is a memoir like no other It is a celebration of love an homage to a courageous child and an honest look at the ways beauty and art can be deceptive forces in our lives  The Fall is made up of 424 short assages This is the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi’s Le brag about why this little guy who has never walked than 424 steps at a time without falling down is the best kid everThe story does I guess start off sad The first steps and the whole book is like this Black-Out Convention pieced off intoaragraphs that make up steps instead of chapters filled loosely with Addicted to Womanhood photographs andictures outline his wife s Nocturnos pregnancy the bad jokes Mainardi made as she went into labor about never having a kid that could rival the architecture of that hospital the mistakes nurses and doctors made by not delivering Tito as they should have thus causing his Cerebral Palsy More than anyone though Mainardi blames himself for Tito s condition He blames his bad jokes he blames the things he said the same things that any father might say even blames the destiny of all history leading up to thisoint Despite all the early blame though you can tell Mainardi doesn t actually care about the circumstances he s a thankful bastard he s got the son he has todayMaybe mid way through begins just the best gushingfawning over a kid in modern literature Doctors say his kid will never learn to talk Mainardi writes about the genius of his son who created his own secret language that his whole family can crack like their special code Doctors say his kid will never learn to walk Mainardi counts the steps his son can take in a row before the fall which is inevitable Practicing on the beach Tito learns slowly taking a few steps at a time before landing in the sand giggling as if a joke rather than getting stumped by the defeat The number grows and grows Tito gets farther before falling down never losing the attitude that it s okay to fall over Eventually this kid this little wobbly boy that nobody expected to move on his own or communicate takes 424 steps It s a marathon It s a hell of a lotBasically this If you ve got a kid you ll know what it s like to be so Ice and Iron (The Oracle, proud of them from the first time they throw up and don t get it all over your shirt to the first time they count to ten and you ll relate to the gushing dad in Mainardi If you don t and you know anyone with anything setting them back anyone who s overcome anything everyone talked against your face is gonna glow with the sameride while reading this And if you re not in either of those groups you re gonna need to read this book anyway because it s time you see some of the beauty this world s got This is a moving and often humorous tribute from a father to his son born with cerebral Italian Family Cooking palsey The book is laid out in 424 tidbits steps of information about his life with his son The author draws many likenesses of historical Italian monuments and buildings Brazilian beach detail and famouseople and aintings in history to relate to the trials tribulations and remarkable moments in his son s life Very interesting book layout and comparisons I really felt the love this father has for his sonI accepted Tito s cerebral alsyI accepted it as if it were the has for his sonI accepted Tito s cerebral alsyI accepted it as if it were the natural thing in the world I accepted it with delight I accepted it with enthusiasm I accepted it with love Knowing how to fall is much valuable than knowing how to walk Release Date 8th May 2014 England translated from BrazilianSynopsisJoin Diogo Mainardi and his son Tito on a journey of 424 steps starting with Tito s disastrous Mainardi and his son Tito on a journey of 424 steps starting with Tito s disastrous in a Venetian hospital It s a journey full of joy and reflection and an honest exploration of fatherhood It s a journey that follows the arc of western culture from Rembrandt van Rijn to Assassin s Creed and from Dante Alighieri to Auschwitz to show how one boy s fate has been shaped by history Above all it is a celebration of love and courage and of the hope and faith we lace in our children The Fall is a mercurial and enriching walk through off script fatherhood cerebral Scarred for Life (Jessica Daniel, palsy art history and this commonplace mystery love The Fall is wise and kind and moving David MitchellThis is a non fiction short novella about a father and his son in his struggle to come to terms with his son s Cerebral Palsy due to a disastrous birth emotionally and economically Filled with anecdoteshotographs ictures diagrams art and newspaper clippings it is truly the masterpiece released this year At only 145 ages it will fascinate emotionally wreck and amuse you along the way and because it only took me an afternoon to read I was left in what is known as a reading hangoverIt was the advanced Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights proof copy before theublication date that I A Christmas Seduction picked up from the Amnesty International UK building in London. On Tito as he walks with great difficulty alongside his father through Venice to the beautiful Lombardo Renaissance Hospital where a medical mishap during Tito’s birth left him with cerebralalsyAs they make their way toward the lace where their lives changed forever Mainard. ,

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And unfortunately because Diogo Mainardi is a Brazilian writer unless I want to translate them myself I can t read any of his works This was the first non fiction book I read this year and has inspired me to read similar works of non fiction however the trouble is it is entirely uniueThe blurb says it all reallyThis is a book about fatherhoodIt is about Cerebral Palsy art stories and journeysIt s about Claude Monet Marcel Proust and Neil YoungThis is a book about my son Tito and his 424 stepsThis is a book about love It is utterly moving and beautiful both hysically and regarding the story The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars both here and on GoodReads is because someone as little read as myself did not get to grips with the beginning art which dealt with rather heavy cultural stories in Venice to do with art and history although this would not be a roblem for a lot of readers I love it both with admiration and adoring sympathy and will continue to read and re read it on afternoons when my faith in good writing and good eople is in need of nourishmentMy favourite uotation from Mainardi is Astonishingly for me and Anna Tito s cerebral Palsy was never a cause for sorrow Astonishingly for me and Anna Tito s Cerebral Palsy never seemed A Burden At Seven burden At seven Tito was simply a erson we loved A arents obsession over for their child is nothing new and is the focus of this slim volume the Fall A Father s Memoir in 424 Steps authored by novelist Diogo Mainardi The book is written with 424 blog style entries and details the life of Mainardi s son Tito who was diagnosed in with Cerebral PalsyMainardi recalls how startled he was when he discovered his son in an incubator unattended by medical staff turning green in the maternity ward at Scuola an incubator unattended by medical staff turning green in the maternity ward at Scuola di San Marco hospital in Venice His wife Anna didn t receive the emergency caesarean she needed and lack of oxygen caused Tito s CP When Mainardi massaged his sons back the day after he was born suddenly Tito became responsive and alert Tito would need a great deal of therapy support and assistance to manage his needs CP became Mainardi s second language and Tito s natural state was to be happy he inspired his father with cosmic optimism he devoted his energy solely and entirely to Tito His son became his God Auschwitz survivor Richard III his turtle James Stewart Jacopo Tintoretto everything he read and lovedMainardi s other topics related to historic events art and literature making this book interesting The 1487 Malleus Maleficarum Dominican friar Heinrich Kramer concerned the witch midwives that committed crimes against children In 1808 Napoleon Bonaparte expelled all the monks in the monastery that became the hospital where his son was born In 1833 John Ruskin wrote in the Stones of Venice that the immortal elements had the ower to shape the destiny of its inhabitants sometimes going against the law of the spirit Mainardi felt these ideals elements etc namely Pietro Lombardo John Ruskin Napoleon and the amnihook were the things that led to Tito s affliction The reader also learns about Ezra Pound his distain for the Jewish A Strange Vocation people The 1939 Action T4 of Adolf Hitler This secretrogram began with the execution of 5 month old Gerhard Kretschmar born blind with only one arm and leg Unwanted by his own father he deemed him an idiot and a monster after being examined at Leipzig University by Hitler s As I Remember It personalhysician Karl Brandt this infant was murdered The first hase of T4 eliminated disabled adults mentally ill epileptics alcoholics These events led to the Holocaust that claimed the lives 1942 mentally ill epileptics alcoholics These events led to the Holocaust that claimed the lives 1942 of over 800000 Jewish eople deemed enemies of the Third Reich Mainardi observed that Tito wouldn t be alive if he had been born during that timeThe family relocated to Rio de Janeiro where Nico was born June 16 2005 After Nico s birth Tito who used a communication device became vocal The brothers mirrored each others speech and movements The use of the Kaye Walker increased Tito s mobility in 2008 Tito walked 359 steps solo Typically children may resent The Naturalists Field Journal parental favoredreferential treatment over one child for another Anna and Nico are barely mentioned in this uniue Black Pearl (Black Burlesque passionately written book Great artisticictures Children of Angels (New Nephilim photos of Tito and family were included Diogo Mainardi is a novelist and writes for Veja the largest news magazine in Brazil He has translated the writing of Evelyn Waugh Italo Calvino and Gore Vidal into Portuguese He lives in Venice. I draws on his knowledge of art history and culture to try to explain a misfortune that could have been avoided From Marcel Proust to Neil Young Sigmund Freud to Humpty Dumpty Renaissance Venice to Auschwitz he charts the trajectory of the Western world with Tito at its center .