Knowing Jesse A Mother s Story of Grief Grace and Everyday Bliss Jesse Cooper was an honor roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic unable to speak and wracked by seizures He died suddenly at age s

  • Title: Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss
  • Author: Marianne Leone
  • ISBN: 9781439183922
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jesse Cooper was an honor roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures He died suddenly at age seventeen.In fiercely honest, surprisingly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking prose, Jesse s mother, Marianne Leone, chronicles her transformation by the remarkable life andJesse Cooper was an honor roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures He died suddenly at age seventeen.In fiercely honest, surprisingly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking prose, Jesse s mother, Marianne Leone, chronicles her transformation by the remarkable life and untimely death of her child An unforgettable memoir of joy, grief, and triumph, Knowing Jesse unlocks the secret of unconditional love and speaks to all families who strive to do right by their children.

    Jesse A Mother s Story Marianne Leone Originally published as Knowing Jesse, this fine and moving memoir Los Angeles Times by actress Marianne Leone tells the uplifting story of her son s life Jesse Cooper was an honor roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures. Jesse Billauer Jesse s message is riveting If you can imagine being able to hear a pin drop in an auditorium of students well, that speaks for itself. Knowing Rotten Tomatoes Critic Consensus Knowing has some interesting ideas and a couple good scenes, but it s weighted down by its absurd plot and over seriousness. About Jesse KARATE by Jesse Welcome My name is Jesse Enkamp I m The Karate Nerd , best selling author, entrepreneur, traveler, athlete, educator, carrot cake connoisseur and founder of Seishin International. My story starts in the dojo. Jesse Stone Night Passage Jesse Stone Night Passage is a American television crime drama film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek and Viola Davis Based on the novel Night Passage by Robert B Parker the first novel in the Jesse Stone series the film is about a former Los Angeles homicide detective who is hired as the police chief of a small New England town and finds himself List of Bridge to Terabithia characters Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr is a fictional character in the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.He is based on her son He is played by Julian Coutts in the film and by Josh Hutcherson in the film Debbie Elliott reports that Katherine Paterson was inspired to write Bridge to Terabithia after her son s childhood best friend was struck and killed by lightning. Jesse Norman Jesse Norman is one of only three or four genuine intellectuals on the Tory benches in the House of Commons It must vex him, as it does most of us with A levels, to witness the distressingly ignorant, chaotic and unprincipled way in which the government, run by the party of which he is a member, conducts its business and that of the country. Knowing the Bible A Guide to God s Word in Plain Bruce Bickel is an attorney and Chief Operating Officer of ConversantLife His previous books with Stan Jantz include Knowing God , Knowing the Bible , and God Is in the Small Stuff. Stan Jantz is CEO of ConversantLife He and Bruce Bickel are coauthors of than books, including I m Fine with GodIt s Christians I Can t Stand and the Christianity Bible Studies. Jesse Stone Book Series In Order Derived from the mind of the famous author, Robert B Parker, the fictional character Jesse Stone is not the typical chief of police Born and raised in Arizona and California, Jesse originally set out in his career to be a minor league baseball shortstop, but injured the shoulder of his throwing arm. Murder by Gaslight Jesse Pomeroy Boston Boy Fiend Jesse Pomeroy did not have an easy time as a young boy From infancy his right eye had been covered over with a white film some said due to cataracts, others blamed a virulent infection or reaction to a smallpox vaccination.

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    1. Not only do I cherish this beautiful story, I spent 11 years with jesse and his entire family. He was my teacher of unconditional love,facing fear and embracing myself. I carry part of his life and spirit in my heart, in my soul forever. My love to his family

    2. This book gave new meaning to the word "gripping." I'll preface this by saying it's the first book I read on an e-reader; I just bought a nook. I'd already heard raves about Marianne Leone's moving tribute to her late son Jesse Cooper, what it's like to raise a child with cerebral palsy, and her efforts to advocate for his education in the public schools. I'd also heard she was a lovely writer. I looked at some free sample pages to try out my new nook, and I immediately bought the book. I couldn [...]

    3. Recommended by Melissa McEwan at Shakesville. I was interested partially because of my connection with people with serious disabilities, including someone in my family, and partially because I'm a big fan of Jesse's dad, the actor Chris Cooper. And having read this book, I'm now a big admirer of his mom, the author. I certainly related to her stories of frustration with medical professionals, school professionals, and general ignorant people in the world. Her stories and descriptions and emotion [...]

    4. I gave this book four stars because I was moved by the story of little Jesse Cooper so much that it was hard to put it down. My heart is soft for those who have to rely on others to help them through life. And I get so angry when people try to treat them as if they're stupid or don't comprehend love, emotions, good, or bad. The story took off for me right at the beginning and kept me going till the very end. Her story is powerful and compelling and I'm glad that Jesse was on this earth for as lo [...]

    5. Marianne Leone's son, Jesse, is born early and has a brain bleed that results in cerebral palsy. She tells her story through stories--little glimpses into her life as the mother of a severely disabled child, the struggles, the lessons, etc. The book is sprinkled with photos and Jesse's poetry, which makes the book and the stories even more real. It does not, however, EVER read as a pity party. I was nervous when I started this book, assuming I'd spend my time reading it bawling. But I didn't cry [...]

    6. Fierce advocate of a mom recalls the life and death of her disabled son. The respect and passion of the author for her son is tangible, and the writing is engaging as it weaves from grief to memories and back. Written in the voice of a mother, Jesse's voice comes through loud and clear in his own poetry as well as her stories. Honest and human, it challenges the injustices of disability and oppression as it recalls mistakes as well as advocacy victories.

    7. Marianne Leone is a firecracker. I hadn't really known her as an actress, nor did I know her husband, Chris Cooper. She was the keynote speaker at a conference that I attended earlier this year and I was struck by her raw emotions and the intense love she has for her son, Jesse. Her stories are heartbreaking, some hilarious, all very real and very easy to imagine myself in. A mother's love, a mother's grief, and the fight for equality for children with special needs.

    8. This book mad me laugh, smile cry and lament with the author. It was so beautiful to see motherhood though the eyes of Mrs. Leone. It inspired me to become a special education teacher to do better for the other Jesses out there

    9. I never read the flap or the cover on books I'm going to read and it was a wacky surprise when I did afterwards, there are recommendations from Tom Perotta, Andre Dubus II, Denis Leary Not run of the mill for this type of book. Jesses' dad is Chris Cooper, and that's not plastered all over the outside either which is a relief. I thought I wasn't going to be able to stand reading this but I ended up riveted by it, the author really put herself out there without trying to gloss over anything, and [...]

    10. Lovely, well-written story. Stumbled upon this when I heard Marianne read from Knitting Yarns in Duxbury, MA with Ann Hood, had no idea who she was (actress, The Sopranos, married to actor Chris Cooper) but loved her story and persona, looked her up and found this. Thank you for letting us know your son, Marianne. I loved your sense of humor. "I am aware that I sound like a refrigerator magnet." This beautiful book cuts to the heart of what it means to be a mom, a loving, warrior mom, and cuts s [...]

    11. Amazing story of a strong young man, his persistent parents who never gave up on his future, and such an honest look back from a mother after losing her son. Brought me to tears. Made me truly want to help rally for change for special needs students in the public education system in honor of Jesse.

    12. See, this is why I love WRBH. I would never think to read this book on my own, but because it's on WRBH, I'm listening to it and enjoying it so much. It's really nice to hear stories and perspectives I'd never think to search out.

    13. I give Thanks Marianne Leone for writing this memoir about her beautiful , creative and intelligent son. I found her story close to heart as I, myself, is living CP and work with children with disabilities who are kinda like Jesse non-verbal.

    14. I met Jesse and have an abiding respect for his parents. Marianne Leone is someone I would write like if I had ferocious compassion and grace.

    15. I can't say enough about this book. It is one of the most honest books I have read in quite some time. This one I can honestly recommend for parents who struggle with providing their children with the best education possible in spite of their limitations.

    16. I first heard about this book when I read Yes Please! by Amy Poehler. In Poehler's book she apologizes for something she did during a comedy sketch that she had regretted. She mentioned that Marianne Leone and Chris Cooper had contacted her about the sketch and how that had affected her. I wanted to know more about Chris and Marianne and Jesse, their son. I listened to this book on audio and it was read by Marianne Leone. I love when author's read their own works! Hearing in her own voice about [...]

    17. Wow! What a roller coaster this family went on. I read this book because I am working on my SPED credentials for my local school district and I have to say that what the Coopers went through is absolutely ridiculous. It is terribly sad that it took legal action for them to get the results that they needed, which were NOT demanding in the least. I feel the better for having read this book and getting to know Jesse through his mother's eyes.

    18. This is a heartbreakingly good book, sad yes, but good. A co-worker gave me this book, she worked with this family and has a chapter named after her. This is a mother's story about loving her son, who has cerebral palsy, through life and death. If you are a mother, you will probably relate to her unconditional love she had for her son and how much his life changed hers.

    19. Probably the most inspiring book I have ever read.Marianne Leone's dedication to getting Jesse the education he was entitled to makes me want to fight harder for my girlie and also appreciate the times I have with her because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

    20. Great read here. A poignant and touching memoir of a child living with cerebral palsy, and the love that he inspired in his parents, his teachers, his friends, and anyone that ever met him. Keep a box of tissue handyyou will need it.

    21. Touching story of a mother's love for her child and the distance she will go to protect her child while allowing them to grow and experience the world.

    22. Once I could get past that the parents were "famous" (actors living in New York), I could appreciate the love the mother had for her son with CP and how she fought for his care.

    23. I loved this book. I can relate to Marianne as a mother to a little boy with CP. I laughed, cried and could not put the book down.

    24. Amazing story of love and the efforts of Jesse's family to help him fight a courageous battle to escape the limitations of his own body, and the discovery of who actually gains more in the end?

    25. This memoir is a beautiful tribute to Leone's son. No parent should have to lose a child, and I could feel her grief of his death and her joy of his life on every page. I was disgusted with the way the special ed coordinator and aide handled Jesse's situation. How dare they say nasty things about him in front of him and treat him like he's worthless. I appreciate that special ed has come a long way, but I know there is still work to do.

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