AudienceGeneral (all Ages)
Author of: Funny, You Don't Look Autistic, Michael McCreary
Michael McCreary once took to the eBar stage as a stand-up comedian, now he returns as a stand-up comedian AND first time author! Join us as he launches his first "autism stereotype-slaying" book called, Funny, You Don't look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum. It will surely be an evening of humour and insight.
Photo by Ming Joanis
Tickets are available in advance at the Bookshelf, or at the door: $8 general admission/ $6 members, students, seniors.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empowering-and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back. This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it's like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary's life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides.
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.
Slaying autism stereotypes with stand-up, one joke at a time.