Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum

The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels , an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the co The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels ...

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Title:Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum
Author:Jennifer O'Toole
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1510732845
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum Reviews

  • Christa
    Jun 04, 2018
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    Nov 06, 2018
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    Dec 24, 2018
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    Dec 22, 2018
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    Jan 22, 2019
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    Dec 26, 2018
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  • Ronnie Stephens
    Jul 11, 2018
    I really struggled with this book. I wanted to love it, and I believe that it's a vital conversation about women on the spectrum and how to improve practices around diagnosing/supporting women on the spectrum. However, the writing was choppy and repetitive; many chapters felt like adap...
  • Sam
    May 15, 2018
    DNF at 50% Okay, so I hate that I'm the very first review for this book and am giving it a bad rating. But I just didn't care for it. Doesn't mean others won't! The beginning felt more like reading an academic article or study than a story about her life with autism. It's not to...
  • Susan
    Jan 08, 2019
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  • C.G. Drews
    Jun 25, 2018
    This book was so honest and well-informed! I was a little nervous going in, I admit, because (a) I feel like the only point of heels is to utilise them as a weapon, and (b) I've read so many autism-books and been burnt a lot by negative assumptions and problematic viewpoints. But this ...
  • Heather
    Jan 11, 2019
    The strongest part of this book was definitely the memoir aspects, where O'Toole engaged with the elements of her own past and made sense of them by unveiling the consequences of a neurotypical culture. I found her chapters towards the end, which featured heavy topics like relationship...
  • Gara
    Jul 11, 2018
    Insight into the dynamics of life "on the spectrum" is helpful to me, since my granddaughter has been diagnosed with autism. She received this diagnosis at 2, but this was after repeated efforts to determine what was going on with her. One doctor, discovering her severe social anxiety,...
  • Vivek
    Dec 22, 2018
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  • Annalisa
    Jan 09, 2019
    Highly disappointing. As someone who's followed Jennifer O'Toole's work for quite some time, I was excited to see that she was releasing a memoir. More so, I was excited to see that it would focus on being a woman on the spectrum, a topic that's come up often in the circles I run in. ...
  • Heather Nimal
    Jan 21, 2019
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  • Heather
    Jun 16, 2018
    WOW! Just WOW! I first heard Jennifer speak in January of this year. She mentioned that she had a new book coming out this summer. At that point, I knew that I had to get my hands on it. Later on I discovered that the digital ARC was available on Edelweiss?YIPPEE! (Being a lib...
  • Siobhan
    Jan 18, 2019
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  • Carol Moog
    Jun 05, 2018
    Jennifer O'Toole's latest book is a brilliant and personal reflection of life on the autism spectrum for women and girls. Her voice cannot be denied! I wholeheartedly recommend this book to clinicians, parents, identifiers, and explorers of autism. Reading it will increase your knowled...
  • Isabelle
    Jul 27, 2018
    (I received a free eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.) I actually had to take a break in the middle of reading this because it struck home ? not just close, but all the way. As in, I recognized very specific thoughts and behaviors that I?ve noticed but never c...
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    Dec 15, 2018
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  • Claire
    Dec 21, 2018
    It has been great to see more and more books available detailing the experiences of various (albeit mostly white) women on the autistic spectrum, given their under-diagnosis and the biases that pervade the perception of autism among the public and even the medical community (as I under...
  • Michael Ross
    May 27, 2018
    This is an amazing book. An extraordinary look into autism in women told with fascinating anecdotes from a captivating writer. I have always enjoyed the Asperkids books but Jennifer O'Toole has really outdone herself describing this personal journey. I was riveted from the first moment...
  • Rebecca Mullen
    May 27, 2018
    This book sheds light on the often unrecognized differences in the world experiences of women and girls on the spectrum through one woman?s journey. O?Toole?s narrative weaves together her life in self-reflective stories along with the research and study information that helps ex...
  • Brittney Farley
    Dec 06, 2018
    Autism in Heels is a true story about Jennifer O'Toole. Jennifer shares her story about what it's like to live with Asperger's, which is on the Autism spectrum. This is a great story that advocates for people who live with a disability and shows that they are just like everyone else. T...
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    Jan 19, 2019
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    Dec 09, 2018
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    Dec 10, 2018
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    Dec 28, 2018
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    Dec 26, 2018
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    Jan 07, 2019
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