Leo is having trouble fitting in. Whether it's pulling his pants down in the schoolyard or compulsively saluting Mazdas because the company sponsors his football team, Leo can never seem to say or do the right thing. And Jo is struggling to help him find his place as she juggles work and the ordinary demands of motherhood. But her beloved only child has been reading novels since he started school, amazes strangers with his encyclopaedic knowledge of sport statistics, and displays a wit sharp beyond his years - could he be gifted? In fact, it turns out Leo has Asperger's Syndrome. This is the bittersweet, blackly funny story of a boy and his very twenty-first-century family, and why being different isn't a disability - it just takes a bit of getting used to. Reflection reveals that Asperger's traits run in Leo's family; which prompts Jo to ponder the line between passion and obsession and ask the question: what the hell is 'normal' anyway?
- Jo Case
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Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger's 2014-08-12
Raw and beautiful memoir of diagnosis, both of a child and an adult