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If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?

A great book for anyone feeling alone in the world of “‘they just don’t get it’.

I read it cover to cover, laughing the whole time.

Her dry wit, pointed observations, and wonderful writing style make her one of the funniest writers I’ve read.

When is life like a prize fight, a garden, and a quiz show, all hurtling down the road on an office chair, wrapped in song? When you’re living in the land of the gifted and twice exceptional. Jen Torbeck Merrill, author of the “Laughing at Chaos” blog, brings laughter, tears, and honesty to her latest book by GHF Press, “If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional.” Join Jen on her journey through discovery, understanding, and acceptance, as she copes with the challenges that only the gifted and twice exceptional can create. So, pull up a chair, pour a glass of wine, and start reading. You’ll swear Jen’s written about you!

Perspectives on Giftedness: Sound Advice from Parents and Professionals

What’s giftedness all about? Some of the most popular writers in the gifted community aim to answer aspects of that very question in Perspectives on Giftedness: Sound Advice from Parents and Professionals.

This volume presents essays from parents who have been there, educators who are working to get it right, and psychologists and other professionals who understand the rich complexity that is so often part and parcel of giftedness. With a plethora of wisdom, a touch of wit, and oodles of compassion, the writers cover a range of topics related to giftedness, gifted children, gifted education, twice exceptionality, and gifted adults.


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  2. Sam

    I read your book at the most crucial moment. Since then it has been my favorite line “If this is a gift , can I send it back” . Thank you for making us feel that we are not alone and laughing at the chaos.

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