Posted in Uncategorized tagged autism , Kim Stagliano , memoir at am by autismmommytherapist. I pretty much devoured it in one evening, an impressive feat considering we were in the throes of the stomach virus chez McCafferty. I admit, when I finally got the chance to pick up the pretty pink-covered tome, I began to peruse it through three completely different lenses. First, I read it from the perspective of a mom, all of whose children reside on the autism spectrum as well.
Second, I looked at it through the eyes of a writer, one who has also penned a manuscript about her little darlings. The third lens perhaps was the most important however, as I poured through the writing as a harried woman desperate for Christmas ideas for her neurotypical brethren. Trust me, by doing so she deservers the medal AND the monument.
Her prose is witty, her vignettes engaging, and most importantly, her story simply transcends autism. Hell, it is MY copy after all.
At least you know how much to spend on me. December 2, at am.
So glad you were able to actually read an entire book with your busy schedule…and a good one at that! Sorry about the virus…hope all are better! You are commenting using your WordPress.
She studied nursing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale before being accepted as a Playboy model in McCarthy has also starred in The Jenny McCarthy Show, appeared in numerous films, and guest starred on many television shows. She promotes autism awareness through her activism and has written several books, including Belly Laughs, Mother Warriors, and Healing and Preventing Autism, which was co-written with Dr.
Kim Stagliano. Penelope Ann Leach remember her? I was perfect.
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And so was Mia when she was born. In these stories, Stagliano has joined the ranks of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs with her amazing ability to lay everything on the table—from family, friends, and enemies to basement floods to birthdays to possible heroin addictions—eviscerating and celebrating the absurd.
Then describes her spouse losing job after job not even a crashed economy can account for the sheer amount of firings this man went through in a short span of time and heading to 8 hour sessions of golf while she stays at home and cares for three daughters with autism and her subsequent blow-ups at her husband when he returns home or when she drags him away from the golf course And her daughters You don't remember them because the very dif I just was really disappointed by this book. Two children, strangled with wire by their mother in Dallas I was on HLN talking about that horrific case. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing-her "Kimoir" as she calls it will be a must-read within the autism community and the literary world at large.
From her love of Howard Stern to her increasing activism in the autism community and exhaustive search for treatments that will help her daughters, she covers it all.