Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide To Life On The Spectrum

ISBN-10: 1773212575
ISBN-13: 9781773212579
Author: McCreary, Michael
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Annick Press

Publication Date: March 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 176

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 900L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs *


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. This 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.
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