An emotional, revealing memoir of one family’s life in seclusion - and the love, strength, and faith it took to save it.
Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclusion was a secret they hid from even their closest friends: their twins, Austin and Christian, had been diagnosed with severe autism. What followed was a painful struggle to hold their family and their marriage together in a home filled with chaos, emotional exhaustion, and constant fear for the safety of their unpredictable but beloved boys.
Now, after years of silence, the Warners share their inspiring journey from stardom and success to heartbreaking self-imposed isolation. Above all, it’s a story of the life-changing truth that love for family and each other - no matter how challenged - is the path to healing and peace.
The Warner Boys is the true story of a family who fought for their children and how they grew stronger against all odds.
“Healing and transformative, this memoir of love and faith shows no situation is beyond hope.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
“Ana and Curt Warner have written a memoir that could reach readers on many levels… Rather than supporting one side or argument over another, the authors depict how they achieved what all parents want: the best possible lives for their children.” (Booklist, starred review)
“The Warner Boys is a beautiful heartfelt book written by Curt and Ana Warner, who share with the reader the reality of parenting two beautiful twin boys with an autism diagnosis… This book is now high on my list of must-reads for any individual, parent, or other family member impacted by autism, as well as anyone wanting to understand autism.” (Scott Badesch, president/chief executive officer, Autism Society of America)