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Odd girl out : my extraordinary autistic life / Laura James.

James, Laura E., (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 616.85 J (Text) 39493108301831 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bordeaux Library 616.8588 J (Text) 31781064998519 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters 616.8588 J (Text) 31781064998527 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/30/2019
Henderson Main Branch 616.85882 J (Text) 33258008611134 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Hudson (Fontana) Bio & Memoir JAMES (Text) 39493108531510 Adult New Biography Available -
Macon County Public Library 616.85 J (Text) 39493108368293 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Oakley/South Asheville Library 616.8588209 JAM (Text) 0020511787937 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Pack Memorial Library B JAMES (Text) 0020511786004 Adult Biography Available -
Statesville Main Library 616.85882 JAM (Text) 33114018036046 Adult Nonfiction In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580057806
  • ISBN: 1580057802
  • Physical Description: 248 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2018.

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"From childhood, Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships. Laura's upbeat, witty writing offers new insight into the day-to-day struggles of living with autism, as her extreme attention to sensory detail--a common aspect of her autism--is fascinating to observe through her eyes. As Laura grapples with defining her own identity, she also looks at the unique benefits neurodiversity can bring. Lyrical and lush, Odd Girl Out shows how being different doesn't mean being less, and proves that it is never too late for any of us to find our rightful place in the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: James, Laura E. > Mental health.
Autism > Diagnosis > Social aspects.
Autistic people > Attitudes.
Genre: Biographies.

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