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Odd Girl Out
- An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World
- By: Laura James
- Narrated by: Louiza Patikas
- Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
What do you do when you wake up in your mid-40s and realize you've been living a lie your whole life? Do you tell? Or do you keep it to yourself? Laura James found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children. Odd Girl Out tracks the year of Laura's life after she receives a definitive diagnosis from her doctor, as she learns that 'different' doesn't need to mean 'less' and how there is a place for all of us, and it's never too late to find it.
Fascinating, even if you don't have autism
- By Jill SG on 03-10-17
so grateful to the Author for writing, sharing and being herself. above all it's a very entertaining read.
The Kickass Single Mom
- Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children
- By: Emma Johnson
- Narrated by: Emma Johnson
- Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
When Emma Johnson's marriage ended, she found herself broke, pregnant, and alone with a toddler. Searching for the advice she needed to navigate her new life as a single professional woman and parent, she discovered there was very little sage wisdom available. In response, Johnson launched the popular blog Wealthysinglemommy.com to speak to other women who, like herself, wanted to not just survive but thrive as single moms.
You NEED to read it
- By Anya on 28-12-17
You NEED to read it
What made the experience of listening to The Kickass Single Mom the most enjoyable?
I really wanted to leave a review because I want to help other women find this book. It is literally a must read for all single or alone mums. I left my husband under difficult circumstances which comes from leaving an unhealthy relationship, now with legal battle for custody, it's difficult not to get down. This book got me positive about a situation I hated. I can't thank the author enough
Who was your favorite character and why?
How do I answer this... This is a book about me, written by my future self, but given voice by Emma. I am very glad I found it.
Have you listened to any of Emma Johnson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
no, but I always enjoy hearing books narrated by the author. I feel like I get more out of the book and that it is easier to understand. I loved her voice, the tempo was just right - a flawless performance.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When I was thinking how miserable I was when I started listening to this book and how much it has helped me to be positive about my situation. Before I wanted to see it in a good light but I had trouble with that - Emma Johnson helped to re-frame my view.
Any additional comments?
She is funny!
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