My Autistic Readathon: Final Thoughts

I set myself a challenge for April, which is Autism Acceptance Month, of reading and reviewing a book a day for the entire month, showcasing only books by autistic authors. I called it my Autistic Readathon. I have gathered all the reviews onto this page (though I will add other reviews to it that areContinue reading “My Autistic Readathon: Final Thoughts”

The Electricity of Every Living Thing by Katherine May

This book was only published a few weeks ago, so I’m really glad it was just in time to be included in my Autistic Readathon. I have come to appreciate the subtitles of books, something I never used to even notice before, and the subtitle of this one – One Woman’s Walk with Asperger’s –Continue reading “The Electricity of Every Living Thing by Katherine May”

Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum, edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton

Whether it’s starting a business, studying in France for a year, doing a PhD, having a radio show, volunteering with autistic kids, or any one of numerous other accomplishments, this book showcases some of the positives of being autistic. As such, it is a much needed antidote to the usual doom-and-gloom accounts written about autismContinue reading “Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum, edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton”

Twirling Naked In The Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

The more autie-biographies I read, the more I realise how valuable and important they are. Not just for the reader, but the writer too. They are how we make sense of our lives and of our autism. The subtitle of this book is “Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism” and it recounts all the details inContinue reading “Twirling Naked In The Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera”