- Paperback: 532 pages
- Publisher: Your Stories Matter; Revised edition (10 December 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1909320579
- ISBN-13: 978-1909320574
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 798 g
- Customer Reviews: 85 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Everyday Aspergers: A Journey on the Autism Spectrum Paperback – 10 December 2018
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"There has never been another book like Everyday Aspergers. In prose that is alternatingly playful, witty, brave, heartbreaking, and encouraging, Samantha Craft explores her experience of life on the spectrum in meticulous and comprehensive detail."—Steve Silberman author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
"The information is current and prolific. Her self-reflection, intelligence, humor, and faith are refreshing. This is one book that I’ll be recommending in my ‘what next’ sections with my clients. Everyday Aspergers will no doubt serve as a helpful resource to many.”—Tania Marshall, MS psychologist and gold-winning author of I Am AspienWoman and I Am AspienGirl
"The humor and light touch is disarming, because underneath light observations and quirky moments are buried deep truths about the human experience and about her own work as an autistic woman discerning how to live her best life."—Ned Hayes author of The Eagle Tree
“‘The Encyclopedia of Aspergers’—written by someone who lives it every day. Funny, honest, touching, and real, Everyday Aspergers is a book that can be turned to again and again—for reference, support, and for reassurance. I recommend it highly.”—Rachael Lucas author of Sealed with a Kiss and Wildflower Bay
“This book is stunning, beautifully written with a raw and arresting honesty that illuminates the details of living and being autistic/Aspie. Dip in and out or read right through, you will find something that resonates with you as being autistic is being human.”—Emma Goodall, PhD author of Understanding and Facilitating the Achievement of Autistic Potential and The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships and coauthor of The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
"Craft shatters a number of myths around things like autism and empathy, creativity and love. It was moving and meaningful on many levels. If you are on the autism spectrum yourself, or know, love, or care for someone who is, I strongly recommend this book."—Jeanette Purkis autistic advocate, artist, and author of Finding a Different Kind of Normal and The Wonderful World of Work and coauthor of The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
"Samantha Craft has put together a series of personal stories which offer an amazing insight for Aspergirls specifically. Her journey of acceptance, inclusion, and understanding of her own identity is inspirational and I will share this book with all of my clients on the spectrum."—Frank Gaskill, PhD author and host of the Dr. G. Aspie Show
"Everyday Aspergers will—no shimmer of doubt in my mind—help generations of people in need of a familiar voice.”—Jasmin Egner autistic actress, autism and mental health advocate
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I thought I was alone in not being able to relate to what I look like!!!"
This is a comment I wrote on Samantha's blog post "Aspergers Traits (women, females, girls) a few years after having read the blog post and realising that Asperger's is what has been "wrong" with me all these years. Samantha's writings (among others) have been integral to me learning about myself and finally accepting get who I am and liking myself. I can now focus on my Aspie strengths and not beat myself up for my "failings".
I can't wait to finish the book and add to this review. Thank you Samantha x
If you are looking for a clinical book about Aspergers or a breakdown of every single trait then there are other books for you. If, on the other hand you are looking for a book that lets you get inside the heart, head and soul of an autistic adult female then this IS the book for you. Samantha's book is a mixture of vignettes from childhood (which are incredibly moving and sometimes very, very sad) and her blog style of writing (Samantha has a very popular blog called Everyday Aspergers) as well as her sometimes moving and often funny descriptions of life on the spectrum.
Samantha just has a knack of expressing things that others may struggle to say or share and if you truly want to understand someone with Aspergers, especially a female then this book will enhance your clarity and understanding. If you are a woman with Aspergers you will know that Samantha "gets you" and you will relate to so much that she shares. It's a very different book and it's not often I read a book where an author strips herself so bare. It's a very brave thing to do. I can truly call her my Aspie sister and friend.
Full of powerful messages, information and a melting pot of life experiences this is just one of those wonderful books that stirred so many emotions in me. I had to keep putting it aside because it would push a button in me like her description of how despite being smart, intelligent and capable women we can sometimes struggle with the most basic of tasks. Showering may be too much on some days, a phone call on others - yet nobody expects us to struggle in this way. Other Aspies understand and relate but it's often hard to get it across to others how much help, acceptance and support those on the spectrum do need. Samantha shares this with all of her heart, shares her scars, pain, disappointment but ultimately her stunning, loving and beautiful heart.
She sends a message to the reader that we are not alone. That we are never alone. Samantha's book is exceptional, I do encourage you to embrace it no matter where your walk is with a woman with Aspergers or your relationship. If you are on of those millions of women, treasure this book and make a new friend, you will feel like you have been truly understood. A powerful book. Life changing for me as it's led my multi-faceted thinking down new paths about myself on this journey of self-discovery. I am proud to say I am blessed with Aspergers and the positive message Samantha shares is amazing. 5 stars. Even my review does not get across the emotion it stirred.
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair, honest and professional book review. All thoughts are my own.
This was 3 1/2 years ago and it's taken me that time to consider my experiences in relation to my increasingly growing list of neurodevelopmental conditions. I have both publications of your book because your guidance is so dear to me and I wanted to see all the pictures in the new addition. I am happy to say that I am now officially diagnosed autistic. I am also dyslexic dcd and adhd. I now understand myself so much better than I have ever done previously. Thank you for writing your experiences that sparked my journey of self understanding.