the Human Spectrum
Seven titles published in six languages (and counting): the record-breaking Asperkids series and Wall-Street Journal bestselling memoir, Autism in Heels, have been gifted to royalty, honored at the National Institutes of Health, and featured in the press from BBC World to NPR to The New York Post and even on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party.
Jennifer Cook's (formerly Cook O'Toole) books are honest and funny, raw and bold. They are her own first-person adventures, beloved by readers and prized by critics and journalists alike as "masterfully-written, life-changing truths" for the entire human spectrum.
Smart. Lively. Cheeky. A global conversation-starter with a Sesame Street doppleganger who just happens to have discovered (at age thirty-five) that she was on the autism spectrum.
That's Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O’Toole), author of seven bestselling books --the Asperkids collection, Sisterhood of the Spectrum, and Autism in Heels -- which include a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book" title winner, and three of BookAuthority's "Best-Selling" and "Top Autism Books of All Time."
She is the bestselling female author of any single book in the genre and an award-winning international speaker, celebrated in the press as a "role model of positivity" whose insights touch hearts, lighten spirits, and broaden minds.
Jennifer graduated from Brown University, going on to the Graduate School of Social Work at Columbia University, and the Graduate School of Education at Queens University. She and her family reside near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Temple Grandin
Inductee, Women's Hall of Fame
"Disarmingly candid, and appealingly warm...funny, moving, compelling, deep . . an essential conversation with an utterly brilliant mind. Jennifer is a natural storyteller."
Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
Winner Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction
"Jennifer's books change lives. Period."
Dr. Temple Grandin,
Women's Hall of Fame
"everyone of every age on every point on the human spectrum needs to read this book... a gift only an autistic mind and vibrant spirit could imagine."