Book Club Day: January First by Michael Schofield

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As parents, we all have our difficult days with our children. My toddler’s hour-long tantrum in the car was a good reminder of this. Sometimes children are not being contrary to push our buttons, but rather they are just being themselves. In  January First, father Michael Schofield realizes that his daughter Jani isn’t being difficult or contrary. In fact, at the age of six, Jani was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

After reading this intense and gripping memoir, our From Left to write members had a lot to discuss:

Have we convinced you to read January First yet?

Learn more about Michael’s family and Jani on his blog, Jani’s Journey.

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  1. [...] January First I ended up staying up until past 3am on a weeknight to finish reading this. It hit too close to home on too many levels. [...]

  2. [...] Mention #1: January First (Crown) by Michael Schofield was probably ourmost emotional read this year. Michael gives a stark and intense account of his family’s struggle to find the [...]

  3. [...] also recently read January’s Child, a memoir by a father of a daughter with schizophrenia, and that book brought home for me again how [...]

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