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A Double Shot of Happiness: Tim Sharp's extraordinary journey from being diagnosed with autism to becoming an internationally renowned artist by [Sharp, Judy]
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Length: 320 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Tim Sharp and his magnificent creation, Laser Beak Man, are now major names in the world of international art. But the journey to this point has been an extraordinary one. When Judy Sharp took her three-year-old son Tim to a paediatric specialist, he was diagnosed with autism so severe that she was told he would never be able to talk or learn to live in a normal household, and that he was incapable of love, even towards his own mother. The advice at the time was that he would be better off in an institution.

Just over twenty years later, Tim's joyful artworks and drawings involving his superhero, Laser Beak Man, have been exhibited around the world. From the Powerhouse in Brisbane to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, some of the world's greatest galleries have showcased Tim and his amazing career. Laser Beak Man's appeal is so widespread it's gone on to inspire, among other things, an eight-part animated children's TV series and a Broadway play in New York.

A Double Shot of Happiness (from the title of one of Tim's favourite artworks) is Judy's beautiful and heartfelt account of Tim's odyssey from that terrible diagnosis to his emergence as an acclaimed artist and a fulfilled, loving and loved young man. It's a story that has involved many hurdles, moments of despair and incredible hard work from Tim, Judy, his brother Sam and all those who have helped them, but that is ultimately moving, inspiring and triumphant.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4567 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Main edition (1 June 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00T5HOD66
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Judy Sharp's story of her journey with her son Tim is awe inspiring.you will laugh,you will cry,you will laugh again.
Her warts and all description of life as a single mum bringing up two small boys,the challenges faced when told "Tim is Autistic",it's all there.her doubts,feelings if inadequacy,fears.".all
I can say is Brilliant read,and Judy sharp you're one in a million.
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By Sarah Ward TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 January 2016
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This is a must read for everyone infact it should be part of high school education somehow, I simply never wanted this story to end, I have read so many books on Autism and this is by far and away my favourite - it is my favourite book of all time at the moment.

Tim is one amazing guy, with an equally amazing family. I can't speak highly enough of them, they had it hard and just kept going, didn't complain, never put others out, just kept on going - that is so rare these days when society is full of people that just expect things to happen or occur. Tim and his family are not these type of people, they are hard working and deserve every success that comes their way.

Keep up the awesome work Tim and I'm hoping there is a second part to your story one day!
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The reader learns so much about not only Tom Sharp the artist and creator of Laser Beak man, but his mother whose love and relentless faith in pursuing her son's personal endeavours is inspiring.
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One of the best books I have ever read. So well written. It was so real. It was sad, happy, emotional and inspirational. I didn't want it to end. Absolutely loved this book.
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