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Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum 2020-11-20

An award-winning woman's biography

  1. VictorR
    Author:
    Jennifer Cook O'Toole
    Book Type:
    • Hardcover
    Autism in Heels an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures.

    At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer O'Toole was identified as being on the autism spectrum, and for the first time in her life, things made sense.

    Now, through personal journeys and revelations, Jennifer exposes the gendered world of autism, where girls and women struggle under constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence.

    Jennifer's story is a love letter to all women. A life of reverse-self-discovery not only as someone with autism but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman.

    248pp
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Recent Reviews

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2020-11-20
    Jennifer very ably paints a portrait of an attractive and talented girl with a privileged upbringing, but yet due to AS, was very impressionable, and frequently a target for peer abuse and intimate partner violence. She provides warnings on sensitive sections of the book so those who might be triggered can skip over them. The book was easy to read, but I could not but feel sadness for her and those like her who have suffered immensely as a result of AS, and she speaks a fair bit about encountering other women who have confided in her, in light of her openness, how they too have suffered abuse and violence. If there's one takeaway I got from this book, is that regardless of who we are, what skills we have, or what privileges we were born with, that being on the spectrum affects us all, and that we are in this together.