Kathy Lette is funny, even when she is writing about a serious subject; she is able to inform and entertain . And she knows this subject as her son has Asperger's syndrome.
The main character, Lucy, is a single mum (the father left when he discovered his son was 'retarded') with an autistic son Merlin. Her mother convinces Lucy that her son needs a father figure in his life so she sets about finding a partner. Each man runs for his life when Merlin's behaviour drives them away. At each step of the journey to find a man more characteristics of Asperger's are revealed.
If you have ever known someone with Asperger's you will recognise many of these characteristics. If you haven't you owe it to yourself to find out so if you meet one you will understand why they behave like they do.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Press; Trade Paperback. edition (1 March 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593060849
- ISBN-13: 978-0593060841
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
- Customer Reviews: 219 customer ratings