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Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole; Navah Paskowitz-Asner
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an intimate memoir revealing the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer Cook O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Cook O'Toole; Navah Paskowitz-Asner
ISBN: 9781510732841 1510732845
OCLC Number: 1009006933
Description: xx, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Backwards in heels: my story in reverse --
Camouflage: hiding in plain sight --
Life with the volume turned up: intense minds, intense ... everything --
Executive, functioning: girls can be professors, too --
Mythbusters: open heart emotion --
The land of anywhere but here: predators and fandom families --
The statue of Venus: friends, rules, and red high heels --
So this is love: autism by gaslight --
Hurts so good: our epidemic of self-harm --
Semicolon: the story of a sisterhood.
Other Titles: Untold story of a female life on the spectrum
Responsibility: Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner.

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Provides an intimate memoir revealing the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer Cook O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman. Beyond being a memoir, Jennifer presents a love letter to all women...and a firsthand account of what it is to walk in her shoes. --Adapted from publisher description.

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