“What happens when a pediatric neurologist tells two parents their perfect baby has an imperfect brain? In the hands of a journalist and memoirist as talented as Sarah Barnes, the answer is an account of a journey driven by boundless love, boundless heartache, and, ultimately boundless insight. 'Meredith & Me' is a profoundly moving book that is as deeply personal as it is deeply universal. Every one of us who has ever dealt with the vast surprises parenthood brings will want to read 'Meredith & Me'.”
“Sarah draws on her journalism skills and her 18 years of experience to capture the joys and challenges, heartache and elation of parenting a child with disabilities. With wry humor and honesty, 'Meredith and Me' shares moments of fear, anger, indecision, delight and amazement as she watches her daughter grow into a lovely young woman. A story that will resonate with all parents – and any reader who wants to gain insight into a unique, life-changing journey.”
“In 'Meredith & Me,' Sarah chronicles the happy times, the hard times, the tears, the epiphanies, and everything else with tremendous eloquence, eyes-wide-open honesty, more than a few tear-jerking moments, and, of course, humor and triumphs, too. This book is for anyone whose daily life includes children with disabilities, siblings, parents, friends, and community members. So, you know: All of us.”
"Inspiring. Sarah Barnes tells her journey with humor and candor. The book is a lovely testament to the challenges and triumphs of family."
“This is the book I wish had been available to me as the mother of a young child with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Reading this beautifully written book was like having a heartfelt conversation over a cup of tea with a sister on the journey of discovery.”