Meet Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer, speaker and self-described do-gooder who is speaking the truth about difference vs. deficiency and people are listening. As a young student battling low expectations and feelings of failure, Jonathan came close to ending his life. He ultimately overcame despair (thanks to meeting up with the right teachers and mentors) and fought his way to becoming a college grad from Brown University. Jonathan earned an honors degree in English lit and wrote his first book at the age of 23. Since then he has been on the best-seller list often and is frequently on the road, advocating for initiatives to help those with learning disabilities.
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