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Funny, you don't look autistic a comedian's guide to life on the spectrum

by McCreary, Michael, 1996-

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Summary
"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 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."--
Contents
Introduction
Portrait of the aspie as a young man. Obligatory origin story ; Senses consensus can sense us ; The elementary school doorstop ; Breaking my legs ; The Funisher: vol. 1
Everyone has an anime phase. Michael begins: the search for approval ; I fought the law, and the law called my parents ; Socially awkward man ; Cinema du autism ; Say (literally) anything ; The quest for immortality
Stim City. Good cop, transit cop ; Here today, improv tomorrow ; The Temple Grandin saga ; The brothers Stim ; Generator 2: judgment day
Epilogue.

Additional Information
Subjects McCreary, Michael, 1996- Juvenile literature
McCreary, Michael, 1996-
Electronic books
Autistic people Canada Biography Juvenile literature
Comedians Canada Biography Juvenile literature
Autistic people in the performing arts Canada Juvenile literature
Autistic people Canada Biography
Comedians Canada Biography
Autistic people in the performing arts Canada
Biography & Autobiography
Sociology
Young Adult Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Young adult nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
1996-
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Annick Press2019
2019
Other Titles Funny, you do not look autistic.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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