Meet the author event planned


Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) will partner with the Delaware County District Library (DCDL) on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to welcome Paul Daugherty for a book signing and meet the author event.

The event will last from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delaware County Library, Orange Branch at 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware.

Daugherty, author of “An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter,” will be signing books that will be available for purchase, as well as giving a brief presentation and Q & A.

Admission is free and open to the community.

“An Uncomplicated Life” is a father’s exhilarating and inspiring love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome, whose vibrant and infectious approach can teach us all how to live a little better. In this book, Paul tells stories about Jillian making her way through the world of her backyard and neighborhood, going to school in a “normal” classroom, learning to play soccer and ride a bike.

As she grows older, he traces Jillian’s journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, including vignettes about her inspiring triumphs and the people who believed in her and helped Jillian become the exceptional young woman she is today.

Daugherty has been a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer since 1994, and is a resident of

Loveland, Ohio. He has been awarded the AP Best Sports Columnist in the country and National Down Syndrome Congress National Media Award, as well as numerous other statewide awards.

Booklists said, “This feel-good memoir will appeal to all parents.” Huffington Post said about the book, “Telling a rare side of the story from a father’s perspective, moms and dads alike will enjoy this well written, funny and caring book from Paul Daugherty.”