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

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

Slaying autism stereotypes with stand-up, one joke at a time. 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. An #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it's like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum.

Title:Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781773212579
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    Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum Reviews

  • Andrea

    I'd never heard of Michael McCreary and am not at all familiar with his work, so I went into this book totally blind, but as a memoir by a standup comedian, I was expecting it to be, well, funny. Ther...

  • Anna lost in stories *A*

    There’s not much more I can tell you about this book than what’s already explained in the synopsis :) this is an #OwnVoices memoir written by Michael McCreary, who was diagnosed with ASD (Autism S...

  • Tina

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have two autistic kids (one boy and one girl) and my husband is autistic. I really love when he talks about taking the autistic test. It is an all day test, ...

  • Lisa

    [3.5] This short book is an offbeat primer on autism, peppered with anecdotes on the author's life. It felt too basic for me, but I think it would be a comforting and informative guide for families (a...

  • Amber

    This was a pretty good autobiography about comedian Michael McCreary who has autism and how he views life being on the spectrum. I enjoy autobiographies and reading about people who have autism and wh...

  • ?Karen

    I borrowed this on a spur of the moment knowing nothing about it, because (1) it was short, and (2) I admittedly know very little about autism but have been curious, especially since there is a teenag...

  • Mariah Roze

    This book was the free library book for the month. Which means there is an unlimited amount of people that can check it out at the same time. So of course, I had to check it out! Michael McCreary was ...

  • Becky

    Shit. I was doing just fine listening to this, and then literally, in the space of one sentence in the epilogue, I'm crying and heartbroken. Not. Cool. I snagged this on a whim as it was one of those ...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    a heart touching read that was a BIG LIBRARY READ from toronto public library ...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

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