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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic
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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic
A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

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.

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.

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About the Author-
  • MICHAEL MCCREARY is a stand-up comedian who has performed across North America. He uses stand-up to dispel misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder. He lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents-
  • Part 1: Portrait of the Aspie as a Young Man

    1 Obligatory Origin Story

    2 Senses Consensus Can Sense Us

    3 The Elementary School Doorstop

    4 Breaking My Legs

    5 The Funisher: Vol. 1

    Part 2: Everyone Has an Anime Phase

    6 Michael Begins: The Search for Approval

    7 I Fought the Law, and the Law Called My Parents

    8 Socially Awkward Man

    9 Cinema du Autism

    10 Say (Literally) Anything

    11 The Quest for Immortality

    Part 3: Stim City

    12 Good Cop, Transit Cop

    13 Here Today, Improv Tomorrow

    14 The Temple Grandin Saga

    15 The Brothers Stim

    16 Generator 2: Judgment Day

    Epilogue

    Autism Resources

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    "A breezy, upbeat memoir." —Kirkus Reviews, 12/09/18

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