Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

Book - 2019
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Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a 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 hasn't looked back.

This 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 invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

Publisher: Toronto :, Annick Press,, 2019, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781773212579
Branch Call Number: 616. 85882 MCC M
Characteristics: 169 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Funny, you do not look autistic

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VaughanPLDaniela May 13, 2019

McCreary's comical look at life with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will inspire youth of all abilities to pursue their dreams.

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