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How To Buy ‘I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir’

I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir

Sarah’s first book I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir (Douglas & McIntyre) is officially available in Canada.

The U.S. and international release is September 22, 2020.

Despite the state of the world being what it is, there are a number of ways interested readers can get this worthy piece of work.

Below is a handy list of links to purchase I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir (we’ll update with further options whenever we have them):

Chapters | Indigo – physical

Chapters | Indigo – Kobo eBook

McNally Robinson

Renaud-Bray

Archambault

Book City – Toronto chain

Your Independent Canadian Bookstore (We can’t guarantee these stores have the book, but you should call them and ask. Many indies are doing book delivery drops right now).

Kobo eBook

Apple eBook

Douglas & McIntyre (business orders!)

Amazon

Sarah will be doing a Facebook  virtual launch event for the book on Monday, April 20 at 7 pm ET. Tune in to hear her do a reading, answer questions and (probably) swerve the conversation to inappropriate and bizarre places.

Book trailer!

 

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Death Of An iPod And The Comfort In Specific Objects

Recently Sarah’s beloved sixth-generation black 80GB iPod Classic died.

This wasn’t just a loss because of the difficulty in trying to find some new surrogate device, it was a loss because the iPod represented a specific type of comfort object for her.

Sarah explained why in a piece for Vox’s The Goods section.

To read it go here.

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Critics of Hannah Gadsby Don’t Understand Autism

When comedian writer Hannah Gadsby debuted her new work Douglas it was meant to provide a lens into her world of high-functioning autism.

Predictably, some critics didn’t get it.

Sarah explained how these critics missed the point in a piece on Medium.

Read it by clicking here.

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Fake Autism Treatments Are Both Dangerous And Insulting

Despite being thoroughly scientifically debunked, there continue to be be substantial numbers of parents who hold peculiar beliefs related to a) the causes of, and b) cures for their children’s autism.

In a piece for Vox’s First Person essay section Sarah explained why this sort of thinking is both dangerous and insulting.

To read the piece go here.

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Why 36 Is A Dreaded Number For Autistics

When Sarah turned 36 it was less a celebration than an acknowledgment of a morbid milestone. That’s because according to the American Journal of Public Health 36 is the average life expectancy for autistic people.

Sarah wrote about this for Vox.

To read the story go here.

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