Re: #ToSiriWithLove I actually blame the publisher

Aspie Under Your Radar

open book with fairy dust on a messy background A successful book is supposed to be so magical…

If you never go on Twitter (and I don’t blame you if you don’t), you may have not heard about all the brouhaha around the memoir “To Siri With Love”, written by the mother of an autistic boy. It’s triggered a whole lot of #ActuallyAutistic people with its passages, as well as the author’s (defiant) responses to her critics.

I’ve read portions of the book (I’m working my way through my library copy now), and all I can say is… ouch. I mean, some parts are not bad. Some are even good. But on the whole, it chafes. Like the rough fabric and seams in the clothing I had to wear (no other options) when I was a kid. Like the feel of sleeves rubbing on my wrists. For me, it’s like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard while I eat…

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