My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Autistic Boy, A Million Adventures (Paperback)
  • My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Autistic Boy, A Million Adventures (Paperback)

My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Autistic Boy, A Million Adventures (Paperback)

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Published: 01/09/2016
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This isn’t a story about autism. It’s a story about a young boy who happens to have autism, and there is a difference.

John Williams is a stand-up comedian. He is also a single father and full-time carer for his son, who has autism and cerebral palsy. This is their incredible story.

In 2012, John started a blog called My Son’s Not Rainman, a heartfelt and uplifting account of everyday life for him and ‘The Boy’. Following on from the blog’s amazing success, John felt there was still much more of their life, past and present, that he wanted to share. And not only of the challenges of bringing up a child who for too long was just dismissed as ‘difficult’, but also of the joy of living with someone who looks at the world in a unique way.

My Son’s Not Rainman radiates warmth, care and passion, not to mention laugh-out-loud humour, on every page. It is a brilliantly different story about a brilliantly different boy.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782433880
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


An entertaining and often very funny read. Williams has a naturally comic touch ... [and there] are abundant laughs that will strike a chord with anyone with a disabled child or sibling - Daily Mail

If you read one book this year, make it this one ... I haven't enjoyed reading a book this much in a very long time, if ever! - Your Autism Magazine

[My Son's Not Rainman] isn't an attempt to teach readers about autism and it doesn't lecture. It's simply a heartfelt account of what it means to love a child on the spectrum ... it's inspiring, insightful and rib-tickling in equal measures - AuKids Magazine

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“My son's not Rainman.”

I saw this show in Edinburgh.
So I can't wait to read the book.
I will have to make do with the blog in meantime.

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“A sensitive, honest and genuine celebration of humanity and individuality”

This is a very personal and honest account of the author's relationship with his son - The Boy - and the difficulties that they face with The Boy's autism and cerebal palsy. It's a moving and poignant... More

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“Just beautiful ”

A beautiful, heartfelt account of father & son. Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure. A book to be read, devoured and treasured.

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