How to Write a Book When You Have Dyslexia


Finding paths around his “can’ts” helped this Harvard PhD discover just how much he can. By Rupert Russell


“Please write down the words as I say them” the educational psychologist instructed.

“Okay,” I said nodding, pen in hand. I was 21 years old and a first-year in Harvard’s sociology PhD program.


“We’re going to start far down the word list, as I’m sure you can spell most of the easier ones at the beginning,” she said. “So let’s start with onomatopoeia.” ...



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