March 23 through April 13, 2020.
We’re excited to join libraries and readers across the country in the Big Library Read, a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same ebook or audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.
From March 23rd to April 13, Norridge and Harwood Heights residents can enjoy and discuss stand-up comic Michael McCreary’s funny and moving memoir, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum. To join the worldwide book conversation, download the ebook or audiobook at mediaondemand.org or with the Libby app.
Like many 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.
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.
His unique and hilarious memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary’s life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for those hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.
During the Big Library Read, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic can be read without waitlists or holds on the Libby App on computers and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and Chromebooks. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle.”
Find out more about the Big Library Read, download the Libby App, find discussion guides, listen to an interview with the author, and discuss the book with other readers at biglibraryread.com.