+ Book By Frank Zappa’s Dyslexic Son

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Ahmet Zappa, son of rocker Frank Zappa, has published “The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless”, said the NY Daily News in October.

The book tells the story of Minerva McFearless, her brother Max and a coyote named Mr. Devilstone. 

Zappa said the story began as illustrations, but the publisher wanted a story, too.  The writing was unbelievably slow because of his struggle with writing and reading.

“If I wanted to write ‘The cat is red”, I might write ‘cat red’ and I’d think I had written a whole sentence.”  He said teachers and school officials tended to think he had eye problems. 

His dyslexia was not diagnosed for years.  His parents let him drop out of school after eighth grade and continue education at home.  It was then that his artistic talents blossomed.  (source:monstersandcritics.com)

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