Posted on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 am
We’re hosting our first online book club featuring the Big Library Read from OverDrive: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum, by Michael McCreary. Video chat with other readers to discuss this hilarious and one-of-a-kind memoir.
Virtual Book Club: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic
Friday, April 10, 10am–12pm | REGISTER
To participate, register on our events calendar. You will need to provide your email address. After you register, we will send you the Zoom login information.
From the publisher
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 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.
OverDrive notes that the book contains mature content. Our librarians have read the book and shared that it does contain one instance of profanity, and they think the material is appropriate for teens and adults. The publisher has designated that the book is intended for ages 12 and older.