• Title: Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony
  • Author: R.G. Stern
  • ISBN: 9780692653227
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony Leave your heartstrings and sympathies at the door for this is no woe is me or triumph over adversity soap opera Enter a world you have never heard of experienced or seen Shane Stern has Down syndro
    Leave your heartstrings and sympathies at the door, for this is no woe is me or triumph over adversity soap opera Enter a world you have never heard of, experienced or seen Shane Stern has Down syndrome and a wicked sense of humor An irreverent, profane, hilarious, and unfiltered worldview, as seen through the savvy, if somewhat skewed eyes of one truly unique wise maLeave your heartstrings and sympathies at the door, for this is no woe is me or triumph over adversity soap opera Enter a world you have never heard of, experienced or seen Shane Stern has Down syndrome and a wicked sense of humor An irreverent, profane, hilarious, and unfiltered worldview, as seen through the savvy, if somewhat skewed eyes of one truly unique wise man Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony, while providing a running commentary on gender, race, sports, entertainment, politics, celebrities, and American culture in general, is at its heart, an utterly original portrait of a charismatic life traveler, wandering deep into the hearts and souls of those fortunate enough to tag along at his side.

    One Reply to “Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony”

    1. Full disclosure: I am the mom of Shane and spouse of the author - so am I biased? You bet I am . Who cares? Just so you know. I thought this was one of the funniest books I ever read, because Shane took me along for the ride that was/is his life and I got to live it. More than that, I got to watch both my son and husband spend countless hours arguing over stories from the past during the writing of the book, with each of them having slightly different (and sometimes grossly different) memories o [...]

    2. This is one of the most moving and funny memoirs I've ever read. R.G. Stern has a real talent for capturing all the things that have made his life great, the things that few people can put into words but that we've all experienced at some point. Memoirs of a Mongol Without A Pony will give readers a lot of insight and a new perspective on the world around them, and it's a book everyone should read.

    3. Once again it is proved to me that doctors make brilliant writers and produce remarkable pieces! Without a doubt, R. G. Stern wrote one hell of an outstanding memoir. Btw, Am I the only one who fell in love with the synopsis?! ♥It is a very enjoyable biography both in terms of style and events. In terms of style, it is simple in its appearance and sophisticated in its essence. In terms of events, you'll find yourself wholeheartedly smiling most of the time. And although it is narrated with a h [...]

    4. ‘You have to expose yourself fully in a memoir or so I am told.’R.G. Stern writes about unique individuals – his original debut was ORB (a lad with nubbins for hands and feet, Paul, aka The Orb) and now Shane, a Down’s Syndrome lad whose autobiography this is – as told trough the enormous talent of father R.G. Stern.The Introduction, related by Shane, is so fine it bears quoting – ‘My name is Shane. I was named after a cowboy movie that is very famous starring Alan Ladd. I don’t [...]

    5. Wonderful book!This book very hilariously illustrates the excitement and joy of a life well lived without regard for anything other than doing what seems right and what is true and what is fun. Shane Stern is the true wise man who worries not about achievement or about what others think of him, but rather about living in the moment and appreciating every person for who he or she is. He sees through the curtains and walls most humans build around themselves and seems to see through these barriers [...]

    6. A wonderful memoir. Sort of a love story between a father and son, although in this telling, the son appears to be the wiser and saner of the two, teaching his father how to enjoy and live a full life. Funny, sharp-witted and sarcastic, Shane Stern can teach us all a thing or two about accomplishments, goals and curiosity. The format and telling of the memoir is unique and clever. Hearing Shane's voice through his father's writing is a joy. I highly recommend this book.

    7. Certainly one of the most remarkable memoirs I've ever read. Shane announces right at the outset how he perceives his own situation when in the introduction he says "I have what is medically known as Down syndrome, an increasingly chic and popular disorder in contemporary Western society." What he then serves up is a profound insight into the human condition -- and in particular a new perspective into what makes us miserable or happy, apprehensive or hopeful, forever young or old before our time [...]

    8. I loved this book - Shane and his family have a great sense of humor! Shane has a great attitude towards life - and doesn't let anything get him down - he is great at "going with the flow" - and makes friends everywhere he goes. I enjoyed reading about Shane's escapades, and his chance encounters with some very famous people! Great read - I recommend it highly!

    9. I love this book. I could really picture it as a movie while I read it. Shane touches so many people and truly gets the most out of life. I loved sitting down to read this, especially whenever I could use something uplifting! Definitely recommend!

    10. To be honest it was ish, very repetitive and quite boring. I couldn't relate to most of his stories because they were mainly about basketball and baseball and I'm not keen on those games. The book was funny in places but not enough to be enjoyable. Shane is a funny guy, at times, and seems to be a caring person but he came across as a bit of a big head which put me off him a touch. At every sport he's ever played he, of course, was the best and I raised my eyes in frustration every time I saw ho [...]

    11. This is a book written by someone with Downs Syndrome with the help of his father which I thoroughly enjoyed. I found it funny, sweet and uplifting. Both Shane and his parents seem like such special people. I was so lucky to win a copy through and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Shane and father for such a truly wonderful and touching book. You are stars.

    12. It's a Must read!!! A wonderful look at the Unique life of Shane a young man with Down syndrome. Shane tells us his story in mostly his own as his father writes the book we get a look at a life well lived and a funny look the relationship between this father and son.

    13. A very special memoir. Unique, vibrant, fresh, invigorating and humorous. I want to thank Shane and his parents for allowing me to share many of their wonderful memories of friends, athletes, celebrities, and perhaps some street smart characters which all reached out with open hearts, wallets, and incredible cuisine. I would have loved to have been there in person but appreciate the lively narrative and vivid descriptions. Lots of good people out there. God bless them all.Living in Phoenix and o [...]

    14. The book starts off good enough. But after a bit, it just keeps repeating. Everyone is Shane's best friend. He just seems to have cruised through life with hardly a care in the world and everyone he meets just wants to do the best for him. It is nice to see that at least one person in this world has had a more or less trouble-free life, but it doesn't make for good reading material.Of course, it has helped that Shane's parents never seem to have wanted for cash. Even as students, they were able [...]

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