A Regular Guy

A Regular Guy

Growing up With Autism

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism is a memoir about life with an autistic son, Matthew, written from the author’s perspective.The book spans Matthew's life from infancy to young adulthood, and illustrates the many ways in which family, friends, and strangers are touched by his desperate desire to be a regular guy, and how his brutal honesty and social awkwardness bring out the best and worst in people in touching and humorous ways. Original.

Landscape Pr
A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism is a memoir about life with an autistic son, Matthew, written from his mother, Laura’s perspective. It answers the many questions that people have about autism through the story of Matthew’s life spanning from babyhood to young adulthood. A Regular Guy illustrates the many ways in which family, friends and strangers are touched by Matthew’s desperate desire to be a regular guy, and how his brutal honesty and social awkwardness bring out the best and worst in people in touching and humorous ways. In turn, A Regular Guy leads readers to love and accept Matthew, quirks and all, and inspires them to understand and tolerate the differences in others.
Synopsis A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism is a memoir about life with an autistic son, Matthew, written from his mother’s perspective. It answers the many questions that people have about autism through the story of Matthew’s life spanning from babyhood to young adulthood. A Regular Guy illustrates the many ways in which family, friends and strangers are touched by Matthew’s desperate desire to be a regular guy, and how his brutal honesty and social awkwardness bring out the best and worst in people in touching and humorous ways. In turn, A Regular Guy leads readers to love and accept Matthew, quirks and all, and inspires them to understand and tolerate the differences in others. One out of one hundred sixty six children are diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder every year, and yet public confusion about it is rampant. A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism is a source of hope and inspiration for those dealing with autism, and answers questions for an audience hungry for information about the prevalent and confounding disorder.

Dweylan Pub
Memoir about raising and autistic son.

Baker
& Taylor

Tells the story of Matthew, an autistic boy, through his mother's eyes, including how his behavior can bring out the best and worst in people and the ways in which he inspires others with his desire to be a "regular guy."

Publisher: Lafayette, Calif. : Landscape Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780980183603
098018360X
Characteristics: 241 p. cm

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