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Funny, you don't look autistic : a comedian's guide to life on the spectrum / Michael McCreary.

By: McCreary, Michael 1996-.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 2019Copyright date: 2019Description: 169 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781773212579.Subject(s): McCreary, Michael, 1996- | AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | COMEDY | AUTOBIOGRAPHY | CANADAGenre/Form: Autobiographies.
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.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
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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.

"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."-- Provided by publisher.

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