Teaser Tuesdays (Apr 3) – An Unexpected Joy

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers this week are:

Because autism is an invisible disability, the public feels free to make any kind of unsolicited judgment they feel necessary. They would never say this stuff to a family with a child in a wheelchair.

From page 23 of An Unexpected Joy: The Gift of Parenting a Challenging Child by Mary Sharp, M.D.  The following description is from GoodReads:

Dr. Mary Sharp shares her grief, anger, depression, and now acceptance of her son’s autism. This memoir offers parents of autistic children:

• A sense that someone else knows what you’re going through
• Help in dealing with the inevitable emotional and spiritual struggles
• Insights into pitfalls to avoid and issues to address

I have read this book before and it is well worth thread, so I’ve decided to pick it up again as April is Autism Awareness Month. The author is now a friend of ours, a relationship that developed through shared experiences and understanding.


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