The Resource Funny, you don't look autistic : A comedian's guide to life on the spectrum, Michael McCreary

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

Label
Funny, you don't look autistic : A comedian's guide to life on the spectrum
Title
Funny, you don't look autistic
Title remainder
A comedian's guide to life on the spectrum
Statement of responsibility
Michael McCreary
Title variation
Funny, you do not look autistic
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1996-
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McCreary, Michael
Dewey number
j616.85/8820092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autistic people
  • Comedians
  • Autism
  • Autism
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Funny, you don't look autistic : A comedian's guide to life on the spectrum, Michael McCreary
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1049789881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
169 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049789881
Label
Funny, you don't look autistic : A comedian's guide to life on the spectrum, Michael McCreary
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1049789881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
169 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049789881

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