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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic 2021-01-23

A 22 year old comedian's take on life on the spectrum

  1. VictorR
    Author:
    Michael McCreary
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Digital
    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.

    Michael McCreary is a stand-up comic with Asperger's.

    Annick Press
    2019 1e
    169pp
    Additional Links:
    https://www.aspiecomic.com

Recent Reviews

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2021-01-23
    Is 22 too young to write a memoir? Definitely not! With a dose of humour, Michael tells us of his experiences on the spectrum, and in particular, how it impacted his life in elementary and high school.

    His experiences remind us how many Aspies can find employment and fulfillment in a special interest.