About a boy
Movies and memoirs give us a romantic view of living with a child with Asperger’s but the reality is very different
Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life’?
The lost father
Finding my dad was an act of self-discovery: it took furtive phone calls, conjured siblings – and the power to transcend death
Growing up alien
John Mack was a Harvard scientist who took extra-terrestrial abduction seriously. Is he the reason I like misfits?
‘Take a photo of the spread,’ my mother says. ‘This way you can remember what to arrange when I’m dead.’
Get your kicks
No wonder adolescents jump off cliffs and fall in crazy love – they are constantly stifled by school and society alike
The laundry will never be done. Rather than pedalling faster and faster the answer is to surrender to the eternal tide
My grandfather was a legend – a holy vagabond whose life spanned India’s 20th century. Why did I let him elude me?
I’m not a feminist but...
These American teens look up to their strong mothers and believe in equal rights. So why won’t they use the F-word?