I'm Not Broken, I'm Just Different

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Linda's new book takes us to places we have never been, to places of the heart, teaching us to have the courage to look at life through the eyes of others. Linda chronicles her life with her son from his birth, covering the early years, teen years to adulthood. It follows the roller coaster ride from the bizarre to the obscene, the poetic and the hilarious, the heartache and the joy. The story embraces the muddled, hilarious stumbling between two worlds, linked by love-worlds that seemed so desperately different ...
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Overview

Linda's new book takes us to places we have never been, to places of the heart, teaching us to have the courage to look at life through the eyes of others. Linda chronicles her life with her son from his birth, covering the early years, teen years to adulthood. It follows the roller coaster ride from the bizarre to the obscene, the poetic and the hilarious, the heartache and the joy. The story embraces the muddled, hilarious stumbling between two worlds, linked by love-worlds that seemed so desperately different at first view; hand in hand, mother and son. A boy obsessed with the unfathomable, a mother obsessed with understanding him. Linda haspoignantly captured the struggle of living with a child who appears to see the world through broken glass. Asperger's is like watching a child trying to play hopscotch when he can't see the squares, and everyone else can. It is a book that informs about Asperger's Syndrome in a uniquely accessible way, pulling no punches, but is buoyant with hope and spirit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481084956
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/24/2012
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Brooks lives in Paradise, also known as the east coast of Australia. She has two sons who think their only job in life is to keep both her feet on the ground. She is addicted to sunshine, large bodies of water and living life to the full. She gained the attention of a publisher when her short stories found critical acclaim on the ABC website, 'The Making of Modern Australia'.
Linda's characters have resilience and warmth and her books are enriched by wit, spirit and surprise. She attributes this mix to her Irish/British convict heritage. Sharp observation is crafted with depth and compassion, as she explores the human experience with fearless candour.

Many of Linda's books feature her skill as an artist and illustrator.

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