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Jay Leno's advice for my dyslexic son

from The New York Times

"Jay Leno here, calling for Aidan." This was the voice I heard when I picked up our home phone one day in April. "One second," I said, trying to sound natural, as if people like Jay Leno called our house all the time. I banged on Aidan's door and whisper-shouted, "It's Jay Leno!" The call was not entirely out of the blue. We had met Leno the previous night for 10 minutes right before his performance in Fayetteville, North Carolina, about an hour from where we live. Bill Kirby, a writer for The Fayetteville Observer, had sneaked in my 16-year-old son, Aidan, to meet him when he heard about Aidan's project. Over the last year, Aidan had written letters to successful dyslexics asking if they had any advice for a dyslexic high school student like him. He had written to Jay Leno three times. more


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