I had heard that this is the kind of book that can change your life, and this is a rare example of a book that truly lives up to the hype. Devon writes exquisitly clearly, uses lots of examples to build understanding of concepts and references stories of real people along with studies to describe ways of navigating a world designed for neurotypicals as an autistic person. I wish everyone would engage with this book. I love that it is written for and centers autistic readers. I learned and reflected on every page. Along with the narrative, there were easy exercises to complete in order to move toward unmasking and living authentically.
I loved this book, incredibly insightful and helpful. I love this book even for people that aren’t autistic but maybe adhd or otherwise neurodiverse.
really enjoying this book author does a great job of reading the book very authentic
Possibly my favourite book ever. A necessary eye opener. Made me want to embrace both my own and others weirdness or difference. I keep re listening to this and “laziness does not exist”. Very excited about Devon’s next book!
My therapist told me she thinks I may be autistic, and when I started researching autism my whole world changed. The contents of this book are a revelation.
Excellent book for those who are learning they are a masked autistic, and very informative for friends and family. Having the author read it was amazing!
Provides a personal and professional look at the Autistic experience. This book is not the traditional stereotypical explanation of autism; but rather an eye opening narrative of different ways autism looks and how it feels to be neurodivergent. As someone who was diagnosed in my early 20s, this book has made me feel less alone and less broken and a great aid in further exploring myself and my neurodivergence. Being a queer, trans man, I especially appreciate the acknowledgment of Queer/Autistic intersectionality.
I recommend this book to Autistic people as well as their friends and family members to better understand the Autistic Experience.
I enjoyed that the book was narrated by the author, giving it a more personal and natural feeling.
100/10. would recommend to EVERYONE. it’ll be either an eye-opening, educational, therapeutic experience. or just an educational opportunity. either way it’s a win for personal growth.
This kinda was life changing. Incredibly well put together. Incredibly validating. More of this.
absolutely wonderful. never felt more heard of understood in my life. wonderful read for anyone who was diagnosed late. Ive had ADHD my entire life and was just diagnosed with ASD so hearing them cover the comorbid rate of both ways nice as well. recommended to anyone who was late diagnosed or suspecting.