Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life


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Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood?

Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849057905
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 529,761
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer O'Toole was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011, just after her three children. She is now the author of seven bestselling books —the Asperkids collection, Sisterhood of the Spectrum, and Autism in Heels — which include a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book" title winner, and three of BookAuthority's "Best-Selling" and "Top Autism Books of All Time." Jennifer is the bestselling female author of any single book in the genre, a multi-award-winning international speaker, and the founder of a brand-new venture called Belong, a virtual wonderland of enrichment and community, empowering neurodiverse individuals, couples and families worldwide.

Table of Contents

(A Beautiful Idea). This Calls for a Rewrite. The Microphone: Let Me Hear Your Voice, Spectrum Girls. Quotealicious Page #1. Mini-Chapters. 1. Spelunking: Discovering the Typical Diamond You Already Are. 2. Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Why You Don't Need a GPS to “Find Yourself”. 3. No Spoilers, Sweetie: A Story about Stories…And a Relay Race. 4. Let Me Introduce You…to Yourself. 5. Playing Dominoes In Reverse: Know Where You Want to Go If You Want to Get There. 6. Decisions, Decisions: What You Choose IS What Continues. 7. “No” Is a Complete Sentence: People Pleasing vs. Pleasing Yourself. 8. Anxiety: The Nemesis of All Awesomeness. Something Special: The Box on the Shelf. 9. You Cannot Actually Die of Embarrassment. 10. Blanching at Perfectionism: Real Girls Aren't Perfect. And Perfect Girls Aren't Real. Less Stress – More You (Alternatives to Self-Harm). Something Special: Daisy's Lesson. Quotealicious Page #2. 11. Sexuality: The Venn Diagram They Didn't Teach in School. 12. No 'Right' Way to 'Be a Girl.' 13. The Question Box: Why THAT Would Be a Good Idea (Or Not). 14. Body Blow: How You “Measure” Up. 15. Function over Form: Your Shape, Senses…and Bras. 16. Why Romeo and Juliet is Not a Love Story. 17. Danger Signs. 18. The Particulars: Falling in Like with Your Eyes Wide Open. Quotealicious Page #3. Something Special: The Evil Twins. 19. Ain't I a Woman: Girl. Power. For All. 20. Bullies, Mean Girls, and Stuff that Actually Works. Need-to-Know-and-Believe Bullet Point Recap. Your Song. Resources (Actual. Resources. Please trust them. Please use them).

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