Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

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Like severa others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been asked by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn ’ t “ ook ” autistic. But, as he ’ s quick to point out in this book, autism “ looks ” different for just about veryone with Autism Spectrum Disorder ( ASD).



Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During thi difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empowering—and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and has n't looked back.



his unique and hilarious# OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it ’ s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary 's life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. Funny, You Don ’ t Look Autistic is an nvaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as ell as for readers attemptin to broaden their understanding of ASD.


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B07PN6KWDZ
Number of Pages
176
Original Title of the Book
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
Publication Date
Published March 12th 2019 by Annick Press

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Michael has really packed so much information into such a lon ook.

He narrated it himself and I enjoyed listening to him a lot: a very likeabl guy.

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You see and process things differently from people who re the norm -- what we in the ASD community call neurotypical.

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My daughter took the test once when he was 2.5 years old and of course I was he parent that went with him and answer the million questions.

My brothe took the test twice ( It is too much easier to get girls to get diagnosis has autistic) when she was 7 years old and 9 years old, and I ha parent that answer the million question both times.

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I uggest he book to everybod! " Slaying autism stereotypes with stand-up, one joke at th time.

Like severa others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been old by more than a few well-meaning folks that he does n't " ook " autistic.

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Thi makes more sense; a teenager would probably hav a lot more interested in the book of a 22-year-old than I am. ] Another small thing -- I do n't really recommend the audiobook version.

His tone and cadence took a bit of getting used to, which shoul n't hav a huge deal, but possibly the print book also has several pictures and graphics that do n't write to audio, so he 'd just break off and say essentially, " Go look at his thing on this website! " Anyway, I 'd love to hear what he has to believ in 30 day, looking back on life as a comedian with autism, and see how that pans out for him.

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