All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism

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All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism

Format:  Paperback,

219 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781616084592

ISBN-10: 1616084596

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Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (Remember her?) Check. What to Expect When You re Expecting? Check. I had a seven hundred dollar Bellini crib for God s sake Everything was perfect ...and so begins Kim Stagliano s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family s journey raising three daughters with autism. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing her Kimoir (as she calls it) is the next must-read within the autism community and the literary world at large.

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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781616084592
ISBN-10: 1616084596
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 219
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 0.8 x 8.9

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Well, How Did I Get Here?p. 12
Chinese Food Always Leaves Me Hungryp. 22
When Did You First Know?p. 27
Sex Time!p. 40
Howard Stem Every Dayp. 42
Always on Our Toesp. 48
Bella's Birthday Bluesp. 51
What Does Autism Look Like?p. 56
A Career Takes Rootp. 66
It's a Small World. But a Big Hotelp. 71
Now Entering the Age of Autismp. 80
The Autism Marriage: Soul Mates or Cell Mates?p. 90
A Paper Mitten on the Giving Treep. 96
New Word; The Stagtastrophep. 100
The Things We Do for Lovep. 107
The Little Green Housep. 115
The Middle Childp. 125
Up, Up, and Awayp. 133
Don't Ask. Don't Tellp. 139
Another Night in the Holiday Inn Expressp. 147
Does Heroin Feel This Good?p. 154
Dr. Wakefield and the Anti-Vaxxersp. 159
Mother Superiorp. 114
Beef: It's What's for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinnerp. 181
You've Got to Fertilize the Rosesp. 186
My Turnp. 191
Author's Notep. 203
Encorep. 206
Kim's Gluten-Free Family Recipesp. 211
Referencesp. 211
Glossary of Termsp. 218
Book Club or Classroom Questionsp. 220

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Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (Remember her?). Check. What to Expect When You’re Expecting? Check. I had a seven hundred dollar Bellini crib for God’s sake!

Everything was perfect…

... and so begins Kim Stagliano’s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family’s journey raising three daughters with autism. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing—her Kimoir (as she calls it) is the next must-read within the autism community and the literary world at large.

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