Book reviews & news

Guest column, Florida Times Union, February 2, 2020

Florida Times Union guest column by Chris Gabbard, “Don’t break promises to parents of disabled kids.” CLICK HERE

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Review: Eighteenth-Century Studies, Winter 2020

Review in Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 53, no. 2 (Winter, 2020), by Chris Foss.

Review of A Life Beyond Reason in Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Orlando Sentinel: “Disabled Kids Hurt By Bill to Privatize Caregiver Services,” Jan 30, 2020

Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed by Chris Gabbard. CLICK HERE

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Interview: Who Lives Like This?! December 3

Interview with Ilene Chazan, mother of August, the subject of A Life Beyond Reason, conducted by Jason Lehmbeck and Elizabeth Aquino of Who Lives Like This?! a podcast for parent caregivers and siblings. CLICK HERE

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Interview: “First Coast Connect,” September 25

Melissa Ross of WJCT-FM’s “First Coast Connect” interviewed Chris Gabbard, Debbie Heaton, and Dr. Elizabeth Perkins of the University of South Florida concerning the ten-year-long wait list in Florida for disabled children to receive the Medicaid waiver.

Scroll past the top story about Donald Trump and go to “Medicaid Waivers. Florida is looking to cut its budget for a Medicaid program….” Segment spans minutes 13:00-30:00. CLICK HERE

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Review: Wordgathering, September

Review in Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature volume 13, issue 3, September 2019, by Ann Kaier, CLICK HERE

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Review: The Lancet, September

Review in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, vol.3 (September, 2019), by Robert Stirrups

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Interview: Completely Booked, August 27

Gabrielle and Amanda of the Jacksonville Library’s podcast Completely Booked interview Chris Gabbard. CLICK HERE

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Interview: Who Lives Like This?! August 6

Interview with Clio Chazan-Gabbard (the author’s daughter) conducted by Jason Lehmbeck and Elizabeth Aquino of Who Lives Like This?! a podcast for parent caregivers and siblings. CLICK HERE

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TV interview: First Coast Living (ABC 12), July 10

Interview with Curtis Dvorak of First Coast Living, an 11 a.m. program weekdays on First Coast News 12 (ABC). CLICK HERE

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Interview: Who Lives Like This?! July 7

Interview with Jason Lehmbeck and Elizabeth Aquino of Who Lives Like This?! a podcast for parent caregivers and siblings. CLICK HERE

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Interview: The Resident, July 5

Interview with Marcia Hodgson of The Resident (neighborhood newspaper in Jacksonville FL) CLICK HERE

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Review: Frau Doktor Doctor, July 6

Review by Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD/PhD. CLICK HERE

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Guest op-ed, Orlando Sentinel, July 2

“Families with special-needs children left to fend for themselves | Commentary.” CLICK HERE

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Interview: On The Blink, June 30

“Chris Gabbard discusses his new memoir, A Life Beyond Reason, with Emily Michael. CLICK HERE

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Review: Midwest Book Review, June 19

“A candidly written, thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir….” CLICK HERE

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Music list: Largehearted Boy, June 17

Largehearted Boy published a playlist of songs associated with A Life Beyond Reason along with commentary. CLICK HERE

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Excerpt: Salon, June 17

Salon.com reprinted a section from chapter four of A Life Beyond Reason for Father’s Day. CLICK HERE

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Interview: “First Coast Connect,” June 12

Melissa Ross of WJCT-FM’s “First Coast Connect” interviewed Chris Gabbard. Start listening at minute 32:28. CLICK HERE

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Review: Kirkus Reviews, March 13

Kirkus Reviews reviewed A Life Beyond Reason in its online edition March 13, 2019. CLICK HERE

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News report: Florida Times Union, March 13, 2019

Read Matt Soergel’s story “UNF prof tells story of son’s short life” (photo: Will Dickey). CLICK HERE

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Reprint in the Chronicle of Higher Education, November 7, 2010

“Odd Quirks” (below) reprinted as “A Life Beyond Reason.” CLICK HERE

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Origin: Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy, Rutgers Univ. Press, November 3, 2010

The original article “Odds Quirks.” CLICK HERE

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