Looking For Normal: An Autistic Boy Who Beat The Odds

· Marshwood

About this ebook


Looking For Normal is the memoir of author, musician and filmmaker Steve Slavin. His obsession with music, at an early age, led to a long career in the creative arts, albeit one plagued by clinical depression and the symptoms of a condition he was unaware of until 2008.

In recounting the 48 years that led to his autism diagnosis, this darkly humorous memoir will inform and inspire anyone with an interest in mental health and autism. But more than this, it is the story of an “emotionally disturbed child, without a future” who, against the backdrop of low expectation, became an ambitious, independent adult, with a wife, daughters, and a career stifled by the long shadow of his childhood dysfunction.


"Insightful, inspiring, informative and entertaining. Looking For Normal is not just about overcoming the adversities that life throws at you on a regular basis. It is also about someone's journey of accepting, embracing and celebrating everything that comes with having autism." - Dr RF (Senior Practitioner, Educational Psychologist and Academic and Professional Tutor).

"A wonderful insight into an extraordinary life." - Peter Holmes Ph.D.

About the author

Steve Slavin is the author of Looking For Normal, and Timothy Blossom - Officially Brilliant.

Looking For Normal recounts a life spent in the shadow of his childhood emotional dysfunction, and later through a relatively successful career as a musician and filmmaker. The book culminates in his surprise autism diagnosis at forty-eight years of age.

Timothy Blossom - Officially Brilliant, is about a twelve-year-old boy coming to terms with an autism diagnosis. It is the first in a series in which Timothy Blossom attempts to make sense of the world, in his own unique way.

The Timothy Blossom books are heartwarming and insightful: relatable to children who think differently about life, and enlightening for their parents and educators.

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