A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same.
The book is about how [they] grieved for the life Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does ... as much a portrait of a marriage as it is a young man with autism.
Tenderly opening a private door to a personal story ... a stunning read that will resonate with anyone who has ever loved
What leaps off the page is that there's a lot of joy and love in this family
Honest but funny
Pell and Normal describe hopes shattered, dreams deferred and victories gained in this brave, funny and searingly honest memoir
Parents of autistic children will find it indispensable ... courageous
A candid and frequently funny book.