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review by stimmyabby

This is a collection of writing by autistic woman! Sound awesome? It is awesome.

It has poetry and personal essays. I loved “I Wish” by Sola Shelly- a poem I would recite to myself on bad days- and I also found comfort in her essay “Nothing but a Flower”. Most of the pieces are wonderful, and you can see the sense of humor shine through in titles like “I Don’t Remember Signing Up For This Planet” by Mary Margaret Britton Yearwood.

One of my favorite things about this book is the section on autistic parents. We have plenty of writing by autism parents but not enough by autistic parents! (Though not all of them are exactly role models. Please do not bite your child. But please do read this book.)