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Autism in heels : the untold story of a female life on the spectrum / Jennifer Cook O'Toole.

Available copies

  • 5 of 10 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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1 current hold with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Columbus Library ONORDER (Text) POLK516389429079 On Order On order -
East Regional Library B O'TOOLE (Text) 31781065182576 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 01/25/2019
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library B O'To (Text) 30308101204130 Adult New Biography Reshelving -
Goldsboro Library B OTOOLE (Text) 640191003994012 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) Bio & Memoir O'TOOLE (Text) 39493108413149 Adult New Biography Checked out 01/24/2019
Lenoir Library B O'TOOLE Jennifer Cook O'T (Text) 50669012385648 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 01/28/2019
Lexington Public Library B O'Toole (Text) 25908007306280 Adult New Biography Checked out 01/29/2019
Steele Memorial Library B OTOOLE (Text) 900000000806217 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Watauga County Public Library RNFB OTOOLE (Text) 50502011574567 Adult New Biography Available -
West Regional Library B O'TOOLE (Text) 31781065182568 Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510732841
  • ISBN: 1510732845
  • Physical Description: xx, 248 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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 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. From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.
Subject: O'Toole, Jennifer Cook.
Autistic girls > Biography.
Autistic people > Biography.
Autism spectrum disorders.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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