A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son (Paperback)
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A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 21/03/2019
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'A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same' David Mitchell, author of THE REASON I JUMP

Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last two decades this is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal, and mother, Angela Pell, have been trying to come to terms with.

This is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by autism - it's about the hope, the despair, and the messy, honest, sometimes funny day-to-day world of autism, as well as a wonderful, warm book about the unconditional, unconventional love between a father, a mother and a son.

'The book is about how [Henry] grieved for the life that Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does' The Times
'Candid and funny' Radio Times
'Honest but funny' Sunday Express
'Pell and Normal describe hopes shattered, dreams deferred and victories gained in this brave, funny, and searingly honest memoir' Daily Express

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781473656413
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same. -- David Mitchell, author of The Reason I Jump
The book is about how [they] grieved for the life Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does ... as much a portrait of a marriage as it is a young man with autism. * The Times *
Honest but funny * Sunday Express *
Pell and Normal describe hopes shattered, dreams deferred and victories gained in this brave, funny and searingly honest memoir * Daily Express *
A candid and frequently funny book. * Radio Times *
Tenderly opening a private door to a personal story ... a stunning read that will resonate with anyone who has ever loved * Latest Brighton *
What leaps off the page is that there's a lot of joy and love in this family * Chortle *
Parents of autistic children will find it indispensable ... courageous * Five Books *

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“An interesting and heart warming read”

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book which is written in a shared style that absolutely adds to the enjoyment of reading it. Henry and Angela give such different perspectives of their son Johnny's... More

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