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A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son

Henry Normal

3 Reviews

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Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

The Reason I Jump from the parents' perspective

"A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A NORMAL FAMILY affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same." David Mitchell, author of THE REASON I JUMP

Johnny is eighteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last eighteen years this is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal has been trying to come to terms with.


This is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by autism - a collection of snapshots in the life of a boy, now a young man, and his father, who feels like he's trying to communicate with someone from another planet. It's about the hope, the despair, and the messy, honest, sometimes hilarious day-to-day world of autism, and it will be the go-to book for anyone faced with a daunting diagnosis, as well as a wonderful, warm book about the unconditional, unconventional love between a father and a son.

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Praise for A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son

  • A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same.

  • The book is about how [Henry] grieved for the life that Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does - Times

  • What leaps off the page is that there's a lot of joy and love in this family - Chortle

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