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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
Written by: Michael McCreary
Narrated by: Michael McCreary
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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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 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. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling listen for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to as well as for listeners hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

©2019 Michael McCreary (P)2019 Annick Press
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Funny and more then a little inspiring.

I can recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh and get a different perspective on the world and autism specifically.

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Funny and entertaining

The reading of the book was wonderful and really brought the stories to life. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I can not wait to see your show Michael!!

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  • Wybeka
  • 2019-03-14

Can’t wait to hear more from this talent.

My 16 year-old son also had ASD, and we first heard Mike perform at an Asperger Experts workshop. I couldn’t spend my audible credit fast enough last night and we started listening today on the long drive home from school. Lots of laugh out loud moments so far and the kids are begging to listen to more. Thanks for being a voice (and several characters) for the ASD community!

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  • Tim
  • 2020-06-27

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic

Highly recommend this book for parents and siblings of an autistic family member. Even though there is a wide range of functioning for those on the spectrum, the author’s experiences, and his explanations, resonated with the experiences we have had, and I felt at times enlightened and at times comforted. This book would also be good for educators, both in special education and general education. I will reread this one from time to time!

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  • Jeremy T. West
  • 2020-06-04

Amazing insights for an ADHD guy

I'm not neurotypical (I have ADHD) but I'm not ASD either. My son and his mother (my ex-wife) are both ASD. This book gave me a lot of insights into the way they think and act.

While every person is an individual, it is very useful to hear from someone with some of the same experiences as my family and numerous friends with ASD.

Thank you so much Michael. Keep being you.

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  • E. J. Walters
  • 2020-04-09

Entertaining and Eye Opening

Michael McCreary did a fantastic job of introducing us to the world of Autistic life. It seems he had a very “normal” life although he was diagnosed Autistic. His experiences were very similar to most. His brilliance played an important part in his decisions and participation in his “normal” life. And what a great life he has

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  • Illyana
  • 2019-03-13

not complicated to understand

My primary language is spanish, Michael talks very well, very easy to understand (if you know english, obviously) the story, comments, explanations aren't complicated to understand too, it's easy to have empathy with him.
I love your mother, hated Harold and happy to know about your path is quite inspirational to hear