‘To Siri With Love’ Author Fires Back: Book ‘Wasn’t Written for Autistic Audience’

Judith Newman says the book “really wasn’t written for an autistic audience.”


Since its release in August, Judith Newman’s To Siri With Love has been greeted with critical acclaim and celebrity endorsements. Newman’s son Gus has autism, and he learned to communicate with others through conversations with Apple’s personal assistant.

But the memoir, which Jon Stewart called “beautifully honest and illuminating,” has a lot of critics too—namely, other people with autism.

Many people on the autism spectrum have criticized Newman on Twitter using the hashtag #BoycottToSiri. They claim she recklessly reveals details about Gus’ personal life

Marie Porter, a cookbook author who identifies as #ActualAutistic in her Twitter bio, laid out her problems with To Siri With Love in a long tweetstorm. . .  read full story at link.

Source: ‘To Siri With Love’ Author Fires Back: Book ‘Wasn’t Written for Autistic Audience’

3 thoughts on “‘To Siri With Love’ Author Fires Back: Book ‘Wasn’t Written for Autistic Audience’

  1. Shiloh says:

    Why didn’t you guys mention the fact Newman said her son “would never have real friends”, ot that she stated she wanted to have him sterilized against his will?

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