Paul Daugherty, author of An Uncomplicated Life, on tour March 2015

Posted By on February 24, 2015

An Uncomplicated LifeAbout An Uncomplicated Life

• Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (March 17, 2015)

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge.

Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan.

In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.

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Paul DaughertyAbout Paul Daugherty

Paul Daugherty has been a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer since 1994. He has covered nearly every major American sporting event, as well as five Summer Olympic Games. He is the author of Fair Game, a collection of his sports columns, and coauthor of books with Chad Johnson and Johnny Bench. He blogs daily at The Morning Line on Cincinnati.com. He lives in Loveland, Ohio, with his wife, Kerry.

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Paul’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 17th: Mom’s Small Victories

Wednesday, March 18th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, March 19th: Stephany Writes

Friday, March 20th: Book Hooked Blog

Monday, March 23rd: The Discerning Reader

Wednesday, March 25th: Harry Times … all jacked up

Thursday, March 26th: Books on the Table

Monday, March 30th: Th.Ink Stains

Tuesday, March 31st: Ms. Nose in a Book

TBD: Momma Jorje

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