Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

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by Jenny McCarthy, Tavia Gilbert
     
 

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Known for her extreme honesty about the everyday trials of pregnancy, motherhood, marriage, and divorce, Jenny McCarthy has developed a national fan base that has taken her to the New York Times bestseller list for a total of twenty-three weeks. USA Today ranked McCarthy's first two books as the fourth and fifth bestselling baby books in 2005. But fewSee more details below

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Known for her extreme honesty about the everyday trials of pregnancy, motherhood, marriage, and divorce, Jenny McCarthy has developed a national fan base that has taken her to the New York Times bestseller list for a total of twenty-three weeks. USA Today ranked McCarthy's first two books as the fourth and fifth bestselling baby books in 2005. But few have known that her son, Evan, has autism. In Louder Than Words, she takes this revelation to parents across the country, starting a dialogue on this complex condition, much as Brooke Shields did for postpartum depression in Down Came the Rain.

Writing with the raw humor and honesty that has made her so popular with women across the country, McCarthy shares her son's symptoms and her attempts to sort through the maze of conflicting medical theories. With Louder Than Words, McCarthy sheds much needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape her child's life and happiness.

Praise for Life Laughs and Baby Laughs

"Divorce, single parenting, and post-baby stretch marks may not sound like funny subjects but Jenny McCarthy manages to put a hilarious spin on these topics in‪Life Laughs."—In Touch

"In Life Laughs, after you guiltily giggle through it, you'll feel like you've…shared heart-wrenching confidences with a very dear friend."—Vegas magazine

"Wickedly funny…It's a kick."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A no-holds-barred look at the joys, challenges, and humiliations of the first year of motherhood."—Time Out New York

"[McCarthy's] honesty is disarming, funny and so boundless that you'll feel as if you're at her side every step of the way."—The Arizona Republic

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Editorial Reviews

People
Emotional, devastating...a story of hope.
The Chicago Sun-Times
Honest, informative, down-to-earth, and sometimes painful... Mothers everywhere thank her.
autism.about.com
Surprisingly fun to read, realistic, and engaging... a good introduction to the ups and downs that autism brings to everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433211751
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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