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The (Strangest) Song: One Father’s Quest to Help His Daughter Find Her Voice

The (Strangest) Song: One Father’s Quest to Help His Daughter Find Her Voice

This is the first book to tell the story of Williams syndrome and the extraordinary musicality of many of the people who have it. Interweaving science and the personal in a compelling narrative, author Teri Sforza follows the quest of biochemistry professor Howard Lenhoff to help his mentally handicapped daughter, Gloria. From his discovery of Gloria’s outstanding vocal talent and innate musical gifts, Lenhoff becomes convinced that people with her disorder have an unusual capacity for learning music, despite their profound mental disabilities. Lenhoff is at first rebuffed, called crazy, and finally vindicated when scientists – and his own formal research – confirm his hunch. Williams syndrome is a rare genetic aberration that occurs once i

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