Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empowering—and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back.
This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary's life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.
About the author
MICHAEL MCCREARY is a stand-up comedian who has performed across North America. He uses stand-up to dispel misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder. He lives in Toronto.
“A breezy, upbeat memoir.” —Kirkus Reviews, 12/09/18
“Fresh, zippy, and funny while at the same time engrossing and enlightening.” —Booklist, 02/19
“Original and captivatingly funny . . . The writing is catchy and sophisticated.” —CM Reviews, *starred review, 02/08/19
“Funny and powerful.” —Youth Services Book Review, 11/30/18
Youth Services Book Review
“Delightfully engaging and informative, this is a noteworthy addition to a school or public library.” —School Library Journal, 02/19
School Library Journal