My Son's Not Rainman is a heartfelt and uplifting account of everyday events in the life of John and his son (The Boy).
The Boy is 12 years old and autistic. He isn't a genius. His only special power is making his dad laugh. A lot. Following the success of his blog, John talks not just about the difficulties of having a child who is considered 'different' but also the joy of living with someone who looks at the world in a unique way.
This isn't a story about autism but a story about a boy who happens to have autism, and there is a big difference. While being honest about the struggles of getting a diagnosis and the dismay of having his child excluded from schools, John rarely dwells on the downside of his son's condition, preferring instead to look at the happiness and insight his son has given him.
Funny and heartwarming, this is an audiobook about living with the often frustrating and bewildering but always fascinating world of the autistic mind. It's about finding the positive in everything, from the joy and wonder of the Special School Disco to the unadulterated thrill of getting the front seat on the Docklands Light Railway.
Ultimately, it's a celebration of what it really means to be different.
©2016 John Williams (P)2016 Audible Ltd.
One of the best audio books I have ever heard. Will make you laugh and cry in equal measures. The Boy is truly amazing and so is his Dad. I have had the pleasure of seeing John at a couple of charity shows and come away with a fantastic feeling that there are some superb parents out there who don't get enough recognition or help. Well done John and your ex wife.
As a father of a 3 year old little boy that has been diagnosed with autism it's refreshing and inspiring to hear someone else talk about the struggles and joys that these kids have. End of the day that's all they are , beautiful kids that think different to the way the majority do. I wish John and his boy all the best 👍
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