Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels (Paperback)
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Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels (Paperback)

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Published: 06/01/2022
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'It has taken me several years of exploration, but I am at a place now where I see autism as neither an affliction nor a superpower. It's just the blueprint for who I am. There is no cure, but that's absolutely fine by me. To cure me of my autism would be to cure me of myself.'

During the first thirty years of her life, comedy script writer Sara Gibbs had been labelled a lot of things - a cry baby, a scaredy cat, a spoiled brat, a weirdo, a show off - but more than anything else, she'd been called a Drama Queen. No one understood her behaviour, her meltdowns or her intense emotions. She felt like everyone else knew a social secret that she hadn't been let in on; as if life was a party she hadn't been invited to. Why was everything so damn hard? Little did Sara know that, at the age of thirty, she would be given one more label that would change her life's trajectory forever. That one day, sitting next to her husband in a clinical psychologist's office, she would learn that she had never been a drama queen, or a weirdo, or a cry baby, but she had always been autistic.

Drama Queen is both a tour inside one autistic brain and a declaration that a diagnosis on the spectrum, with the right support, accommodations and understanding, doesn't have to be a barrier to life full of love, laughter and success. It is the story of one woman trying to fit into a world that has often tried to reject her and, most importantly, it's about a life of labels, and the joy of ripping them off one by one.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472274366
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A moving read. - Bella Magazine

A touching and funny memoir. - The Observer

Both funny and fascinating in equal measure. - The JC

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“I laughed and cried!”

A great book which I read almost entirely in one sitting. Spent quite a lot of the book laughing and a few moments of tears too. I related to a lot of things Sara experienced, some which I've never really read... More

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“A brilliant and extremely funny memoir about late autism diagnosis”

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