Second edition of the hugely popular Everyday Aspergers

Second edition of the hugely popular Everyday Aspergers

Book Summary

Description

Second Edition of this well-received autobiographical work of a woman on the autism spectrum. The book is compiled from over 150 edited blog entries and appeals to a worldwide audience of autistic men and women, and their families. This Second Edition also includes additional material from the author’s life, including some of her carefully selected poetry.

Format

Paperback ISBN 9781909320574
15.2 x 3.3 x 22.8 cm
532 pages
Includes various black and white photographs from the author’s life, including handwritten poetry.
Published Dec 2018

RRP

14.50 GBP
16.75 EUR
17.95 USD

Audience

Adults. Individuals with autistic tendencies, diagnosed or otherwise, as well as their families and friends.

The Blurb

Through 150 entries, Samantha Craft presents a life of humorous faux pas, profound insights, and the everyday adventures of an autistic female. In her vivid world, nothing is simple and everything appears pertinent. Even an average trip to the grocery store is a feat and cause for reflection.

From being a dyslexic cheerleader with dyspraxia going the wrong direction, to bathroom stalking, to figuring out if she can wear that panty-free dress, Craft explores the profoundness of daily living through hilarious anecdotes and heart-warming childhood memories.

Ten years in the making, Craft’s revealing memoir brings Asperger’s Syndrome into a spectrum of brilliant light—exposing the day-to-day interactions and complex inner workings of an autistic female from childhood to midlife.

Book Background

Samantha Craft is best known for her prolific writings in the well-received blog Everyday Aspergers, entries which were later compiled into the equally well-received book of the same name. She is the founder of Spectrum Suite LLC and the Lead Job Recruiter and Community Manager for ULTRA Testing, an innovative technology company with a neurodiversity hiring initiative. A professional educator, she has been published in peer-reviewed journals, been featured in autistic literature, contributed to the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, and spoken on the topic of neurodiversity around the world, including the Love & Autism Conference and Southwest Washington Autism Conference. As the Community Achievement Award Recipient at the 2017 ANCA World Autism Festival, Craft continues to consult and write on the topic of autistics and employment.

Book Reviews

Please feel free to join the following people who were kind enough to review the book on Goodreads, amazon.co.uk, amazon.com or Google Books.

There has never been another book like Everyday Aspergers. In prose that is alternatingly playful, witty, brave, heartbreaking, and encouraging, Samantha Craft explores her experience of life on the spectrum in meticulous and comprehensive detail. Many parts of the book—including ‘116 Reasons I Know I Have Asperger’s Syndrome’ and her description of her journey to ‘Planet Aspie’ and return to Earth—are classic, stand-alone set pieces that rank with the very best writing from autistic self-advocates. This book is a gift for autistic people in general, for autistic women in specific, and for neurotypical readers who want to become more effective allies. By exploring her autism, Craft teaches us all how to be more compassionate and alive human beings.
— Steve Silberman author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
or and light touch is disarming, because underneath light observations and quirky moments are buried deep truths about the human experience and about her own work as an autistic woman discerning how to live her best life. From learning how to make eye contact to finding ways to communicate her needs to being a dyslexic cheerleader and a fraught mother of also-autistic son, Samantha Craft gives us a marvelous spectrum of experiences. Highly recommended for everyone to read — especially those who love people who are just a little different.
— Ned Hayes author of The Eagle Tree
‘The Encyclopedia of Aspergers’—written by someone who lives it every day. Funny, honest, touching, and real, Everyday Aspergers is a book that can be turned to again and again—for reference, support, and for reassurance. I recommend it highly.
— Rachael Lucas author of Sealed with a Kiss and Wildflower Bay
This book is stunning, beautifully written with a raw and arresting honesty that illuminates the details of living and being autistic/Aspie. Dip in and out or read right through, you will find something that resonates with you as being autistic is being human.
— Emma Goodall, PhD author of Understanding and Facilitating the Achievement of Autistic Potential and The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships and coauthor of The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
Everyday Aspergers is easy to read, accessible, and incredibly relatable. As an autistic woman myself, I found countless points of commonality with Craft’s experiences and thoughts about life. The book is passionate—a great work of advocacy, as well as an honest and heartfelt personal account of the author’s life. The book presents a life lived with challenges but also with great strengths and quiet wisdom. Craft shatters a number of myths around things like autism and empathy, creativity and love. It was moving and meaningful on many levels. If you are on the autism spectrum yourself, or know, love, or care for someone who is, I strongly recommend this book. Thanks, Samantha Craft, for putting this good thing into the world.
— Jeanette Purkis autistic advocate, artist, and author of Finding a Different Kind of Normal and The Wonderful World of Work and coauthor of The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
Samantha Craft has put together a series of personal stories which offer an amazing insight for Aspergirls specifically. Her journey of acceptance, inclusion, and understanding of her own identity is inspirational and I will share this book with all of my clients on the spectrum. I am beyond impressed with her journey and her commitment to sharing her personal life with other people on the spectrum. Amazing work!
— Frank Gaskill, PhD author of the graphic novel Max Gamer contributing author to The Walking Dead Psychology and Star Wars Psychology: The Dark Side of the Mind and host of the “Dr. G. Aspie Show”
Everyday Aspergers, the new book, as much as the blog, is a valuable resource for anyone in any way touched by ASD, as well as an honest insight for anyone else into the workings of Samantha Craft’s wonderfully poetic brain. To try and explain in what way her writings have improved my life, my marriage, and my relationship to friends and family would be to write a whole other book. She is a kind and incredibly insightful human being, whose experiences resonate with many people on the autism spectrum, male and female alike. I particularly appreciate her wonderfully elaborate ‘Ten Traits (Females with Aspergers)’ list. Everyday Aspergers will—no shimmer of doubt in my mind—help generations of people in need of a familiar voice.
— Jasmin Egner autistic actress, autism and mental health advocate
Craft is a positive and professional strengths-based role model with many gifts. Her insightful story illuminates the multiple attributes I’ve observed in the hundreds of females I’ve assessed and diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The information is current and prolific. Her self-reflection, intelligence, humor, and faith are refreshing. This is one book that I’ll be recommending in my ‘what next’ sections with my clients. Everyday Aspergers will no doubt serve as a helpful resource to many.
— Tania Marshall, MS psychologist and gold-winning author of I Am AspienWoman and I Am AspienGirl
Everyday Aspergers is a fun, poignant series of snapshots into the mind of a wife, mother, educator-turned-therapist during the days she spent processing her own late diagnosis. Each vignette is a sweet morsel of insight and generosity of spirit as she lays raw her very personal journey. Finally something for families and especially women to read a day at a time—as it was written—as they also take their own small steps to self-awareness and insight.
— Dena L. Gassner Director of the Center for Understanding National Board Member Arc US and GRASP

Book Availability

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