Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

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by Jenny McCarthy
     
 

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Across the country, parents are fighting Herculean battles against an intransigent medical community that refuses to believe that autism can be healed. Mothers are going into battle for proper diagnosis and effective treatment, often at great personal cost. Jenny McCarthy knows what it's like-she put her career and personal life on hold when she realized something was…  See more details below

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Across the country, parents are fighting Herculean battles against an intransigent medical community that refuses to believe that autism can be healed. Mothers are going into battle for proper diagnosis and effective treatment, often at great personal cost. Jenny McCarthy knows what it's like-she put her career and personal life on hold when she realized something was wrong with her son, Evan. Her sacrifice has brought national awareness to the controversy over the causes and treatment of autism. Now, Jenny wants everyone to know that there are other warriors out there, and their stories will inspire and inform anyone facing a similar struggle.

Editorial Reviews

In Louder than Words, celebrity mom Jenny McCarthy told the heartening story of her efforts to save her son from the isolation of autism. This deeply optimistic book inspired thousands of other parents of autistic children to reach out and tell their stories of recovery. Now McCarthy incorporates dozens of stories about parents who found the therapies and interventions that best helped their child. A call to arms for a new breed of warriors against autism.
Publishers Weekly

Comedic actress turned autism activist, McCarthy returns with another emotional and personal book that details other parents' struggles to heal their children with autism. McCarthy explains to doubters that no two children heal the same way and offers plenty of evidence to prove her point. Tavia Gilbert gives an inspired reading that brings a human face to the amazing recovery stories. Never editorializing or overly emotional, Gilbert relates these stories without sounding manufactured. The stories speak for themselves, and Gilbert is the perfect conduit to relate the complex medical language that pops up throughout. A Dutton hardcover. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616804466
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Jenny McCarthy is the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth and Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood.

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