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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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Diarrhea, Mechanical Horses, Ghost Taco Bells And More: 10 Sarah Hit Stories

Sarah in Portmeirion, where The Prisoner was filmed.

Sarah in Portmeirion, where The Prisoner was filmed.

Sarah’s first book I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir is being released April 18, 2020.

Below is a small list of other notable pieces she has contributed to various publications around the world:

Dysfunction, Drama, and Diarrhea: The Making of ‘The Magnificent Seven’
Diarrhea comes up in the Risky Fuel household quite often. The throughlines for this being a) Sarah’s Robert Vaughn fandom, b) Vaughn and the rest of the cast having diarrhea on the set of The Magnificent Seven, and c) Sarah finding this really funny.

Requiem for a Small-Town Taco Bell: Welland, Ontario
A Taco Bell in a small town. This impossibly bright beacon would shine forever. But nothing lasts forever.

Depression-Busting Exercise Tips For People Too Depressed To Exercise
Sometimes just doing anything is what counts. This piece was incredibly popular and incredibly valuable when Sarah wrote it a few years ago. It’s probably more valuable right now.

Time Is Running Out for a Beloved Mechanical Horse-Race Game in Vegas
In which Sarah and a billionaire casino owner consider their shared love for a mechanical horse racing game, the last of its kind.

Fire Walked with Me: Living a Real-Life Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks eerily paralleled the crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka in the Niagara region. The impact these crimes had on a 10-year-old girl from the area linger still.

In Memoriam: That Time Daisuke Sasaki Had A Sword
Japanese professional wrestler and troubled dirtbag Daisuke Sasaki won a ceremonial sword in a match. And then a short time later he lost it. It was a journey.

Delta Let Someone Steal My Luggage And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
What happened when Sarah’s luggage got stolen at McCarran International Airport.

When the Way You Love Things Is “Too Much”; or: Why I Went to Portmeirion
Reflections on a journey to Portmeirion in North Wales to pay homage in the location where idiosyncratic spy show The Prisoner was filmed.

Nothing Has Prepared Me For The Reality of Womanhood Better Than “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”
Sarah was told that films like this exploited young women, but for her it didn’t feel degrading — it felt familiar.

Real Autism
This is the piece that kick-started I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder into existence.

 

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The Strombo Show Features Sarah For Autism Awareness Month

Strombo, isolated.

The spirit of the radio and dang program on the airwaves The Strombo Show had Sarah on the show recently as a kick-off to Autism Awareness Month.

The episode, dubbed the “Self-Isolation Edition” due to host George Stroumboulopoulos doing his mandated 14-day traveler’s quarantine, featured an all-Canadian playlist and a special set recorded with Emily Haines.

To hear Sarah’s interview and/or the whole episode, go HERE.

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Samaritan News 15 Pack: Michael Stipe, Greta Thunberg, More

I continue to contribute pieces to the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag.

Here are 15 pieces I did recently:

Dalai Lama Contributes to Four Songs on Charity Album to Provide Musical Instruments for Kids

Gronkowski Family Ice Shaker Bottles Being Sold To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WE Day Alberta To Feature Brett Kissel, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, More In Edmonton Oct. 22

Oak Ridge Boys Team With AARP, Department Of Justice To Combat Elder Fraud

Michael Stipe’s New Single To Support Extinction Rebellion

Slaight Family Foundation Announce $15 Million Towards Multipronged Seniors Initiative

Billie Eilish And Woody Harrelson Team Up For Climate Emergency Video

Greta Thunberg And 15 Youth Activists Sue Five Countries For Failing To Protect Children From Climate Change

169 Climate Strike Events Planned Across Canada For Sept. 27

David Clayton-Thomas’ New Song Supports March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives Has Unveiled “A Peace Plan For A Safer America”

Metallica’s James Hetfield Donates Cars To Petersen Automotive Museum

Joshua Radin’s New Song “Here, Right Now” To Support The North Shore Animal League America

WATCH: Three Days Grace Release Kenya Project Video on World Humanitarian Day

Members Of Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, More Cover “Sunday Bloody Sunday” For Human Rights Watch

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10 Asian World Of Martial Arts Stories: Kung Fu Reboot, Laila Ali, More

Sarah continues to contribute useful and entertaining pieces to the Asian World Of Martial Arts site.

Here are some stories:

Women’s Boxing Stars Laila Ali and Claressa Shields Tease A Possible Superfight Against Each Other

How to Properly Recover from Injury

Martial Arts Hygiene: How To Protect Yourself And Show Courtesy To Your Training Partners

A New Kung Fu Reboot Might Be Coming To TV Soon!

How to Properly Care for Your Gi

Getting Ready For Karate At the 2020 Olympics

How Actor and Martial Artist Scott Adkins Prepared for Ip Man 4: The Finale

Budo vs Bushido

How to Adjust Your Training for Upcoming Competition

5 New Years Resolutions to Expand Your Martial Arts Training in the 2020s

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Serena DeJesus: The Mixed Martial Autist

Serena DeJesus. Photo by Jesse Lambert (Arch Angel Studios)

Sarah recently profiled up-and-coming mixed martial artist Serena DeJesus.

People take up combat sports for many reasons. One of the reasons it has worked for DeJesus is because the intense focus of the sport helps her to dampen the sensory overload of the outside world.

To read the full story head to Medium here.

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Samaritan News 19 Pack: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Ellen, More

David Gilmour, ex-Pink Floyd

Here are 19 pieces I contributed to the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag:

Lana Del Rey Releases New Anti-Gun Song, Proceeds Will Support Three Mass Shooter Victim Funds

Sonic Unyon, Jillard Guitars Creating 25 Custom Guitars To Support An Instrument For Every Child Charity

WATCH: Roger Hodgson and Young Musicians on Autism Spectrum Perform Give A Little Bit

Gilroy Garlic Festival Has Donated Millions of Dollars Over 40 Years

Tenille Townes’ New Single Supports Homeless Girl Scouts

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Report Reveals Organization Has Supported Reconciliation Efforts In 561 Schools

Grammy Museum Gives $200,000 To Music Science, Archive Projects

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sells 120 Guitars, Raises $21.5 Million To Fight Climate Crisis

Eagles Rising Billboard Campaign About Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

Taylor Swift Releases Video For Pro-LGBTQ Song “You Need To Calm Down”

Radiohead Use Ransom Threat To Support Climate Crisis Group Extinction Rebellion

Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” Reimagined For 25th Anniversary To Help Find Missing Children

Ellen DeGeneres Backs Virtual Reality Game Used To Protect Gorillas In Rwanda

National Music Centre Unveils Indigenous Music Week Programming and Permanent Exhibit on Musician Activists

Sufjan Stevens Releases Two Songs For Pride Month

Apple Expands Number Of Locations To Recycle Old Devices

Prince Harry and Meghan Do Instagram Purge Then Support 16 Mental Health Causes

Royal Conservatory’s Signature Fundraiser To Honour Rock Legends Lighthouse

Hardcore Punk Vets D.O.A. Declare Time To Fight Back With New Video

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