Autism – that’s being able to count matches really fast and knowing that 7 August 1984 was a Tuesday, right? Well, no. In this book, Bianca Toeps explains in great detail what life is like when you’re autistic.
She does this by looking at what science says about autism (and why some theories can go straight in the bin), but also by telling her own story and interviewing other autistics. Bianca talks in a refreshing and sometimes hilarious way about different situations autistic people encounter in daily life. She has some useful tips for non-autistic people too: what you should do if someone prefers not to look you in the eye, why it is sometimes better to communicate by email, and, most important of all, why it is not a compliment if you say: “But you don’t look autistic at all!”
But you don’t look autistic at all is the English translation of Dutch bestseller Maar je ziet er helemaal niet autistisch uit. Translated by Fay MacCorquodale-Smith, final edits by Natasha Ziada.
The book is available on Amazon.com* (or Amazon.nl* or whatever other Amazon), Barnes & Noble, Bol.com* (NL), Donner (NL) and most other book stores (ask for ISBN: 9789090334172). The e-book is live on major e-book platforms like Kindle*, Kobo and Apple Books (ISBN: 9789090334837).
This year, the book also came out in German, under the title Aber du siehst gar nicht autistisch aus.
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