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Odd girl out : my extraordinary autistic life / Laura James.

By: James, Laura E
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2018Edition: First editionDescription: 248 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781580057806Subject(s): Adulthood | Autistic women and girls | Books by autistic authors | Autobiographies and memoirs | Asperger’s syndrome | Adult diagnosis | Disability rights and the neurodiversity movementSummary: Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships.
List(s) this item appears in: Memoirs by autistic authors | Autistic women & girls | Adult diagnosis
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Book Book AIDE Canada Main Library
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"Original edition published in April 2017 in the United Kingdom by Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan as Odd Girl Out" -- Title page verso.

Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships.