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The Resource Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum, Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner

Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum, Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner

Label
Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum
Title
Autism in heels
Title remainder
the untold story of a female life on the spectrum
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 Cook 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 constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse self-discovery, not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman. Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It's a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos). Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism 'looks a bit different in pink,' most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message to the mainstream."--Dust jacket
  • At the age of thirty-five, O'Toole was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now she exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but-- more importantly-- as a thoroughly modern woman. She shows that, because autism "looks a bit different in pink," most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Toole, Jennifer Cook
Dewey number
  • 616.85/8820092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
O86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Paskowitz-Asner, Navah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Toole, Jennifer Cook
  • Autistic girls
  • Autistic people
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Autistic girls
  • Autistic people
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Label
Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum, Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thirty-four years -- Backwards in heels : my story in reverse -- Camouflage : hiding in plain sight -- Life with the volume turned up : intense minds, intense ... everything -- Executive, functioning : girls can be professors, too -- Mythbusters : open heart emotion -- The land of anywhere but here : predators and fandom families -- The statue of Venus : friends, rules, and red high heels -- So this is love : autism by gaslight -- Hurts so good : our epidemic of self-harm -- Semicolon : the story of a sisterhood
Control code
on1043027616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9781510732841
Lccn
2018034851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043027616
Label
Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum, Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; foreword by Navah Paskowitz-Asner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thirty-four years -- Backwards in heels : my story in reverse -- Camouflage : hiding in plain sight -- Life with the volume turned up : intense minds, intense ... everything -- Executive, functioning : girls can be professors, too -- Mythbusters : open heart emotion -- The land of anywhere but here : predators and fandom families -- The statue of Venus : friends, rules, and red high heels -- So this is love : autism by gaslight -- Hurts so good : our epidemic of self-harm -- Semicolon : the story of a sisterhood
Control code
on1043027616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9781510732841
Lccn
2018034851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043027616

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