Wednesday Reading Suggestion

In addition to books and magazines, OWWL2Go also has e-books. These can be downloaded to your device and listened to as you’re doing other things. They’re a great way to catch up on your reading while cooking, cleaning, or doing other tasks!

Today’s featured ebook is Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum. This book is part of the Big Library Read, which connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time. If you wish, you can join the book discussion or listen to an author interview at the OWWL2Go site.

Here’s a little more info about the book:

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.

Note: this book contains mature content.

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