Reviews and Interviews

Advance Praise

“Dan Kennedy writes in a friendly, trustworthy voice about difficult topics: difference, prejudice, and disability. Little People has the form of memoir and the effect of social commentary. Its power is cumulative. Using his own parental anxiety and curiosity as a bridge, Kennedy makes unfamiliar experience accessible.” — Peter Kramer, best-selling author of Listening to Prozac and Spectacular Happiness

“So much for us to consider as we go through this extraordinary book — how fate and chance determine the circumstances of our lives — all told in wonderfully affecting and summoning language by a thoughtful and introspectively energetic father and writer who shares with us a family’s life and in so doing helps us to become his companions in human understanding.” — Robert Coles, best-selling author of The Moral Intelligence of Children and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Children of Crisis

“Dan Kennedy’s writing is clear, measured, and generous, and reflects both the seriousness of his intellectual enterprise and the profundity of his love for his daughter. This book is about the processes of acceptance, and tells how one learns to tolerate difference, and then to cherish it.” — Andrew Solomon, best-selling author of The Noonday Demon and winner of the National Book Award


Metapsychology Online
Review by Christian Perring, Ph.D.
April 11, 2006

The Boston Globe
Review by Mary Mulkerin Donius
February 23, 2004

The Providence Journal
Review by Jeanne Nicholson
January 18, 2004

Fatherhood @
Review by Wayne Parker
Fall 2003

Review by Natalie Jacobson McCracken
Fall 2003

The Wall Street Journal
Review by Russ Smith
October 24, 2003

Publishers Weekly
September 15, 2003


Child Magazine
Interview by Elaine Stuart
April 2004

Interview by Lisa A. Hedley
December 16, 2003