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This warm, humane 'labor of love' by a distinguished writer and economist reassures the parents of many late-talking children that their sons or daughters are not mentally retarded or autistic. Dr. Sowell's interesting interweaving of case histories seems to me an important supplement to the literature on other 'disorders' of early childhood."

-JULIAN C. STANLEY, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), Johns Hopkins University.