The Story Behind The Latest Book
Autism in Heels an intimate memoir,
reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures.
At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer O'Toole
was identified as being on the autism spectrum,
and for the first time in her life, things made sense.
Now, through personal journeys and revelations,
Jennifer exposes the gendered world of autism, where girls and women struggle under constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence.
Jennifer is editing the autism script with passion, power, and "infectious enthusiasm" (Publisher's Weekly). "Candid insight" that is nothing less than "a lifesaver" (Booklist).
Jennifer's story is a love letter to all women. A life of reverse-self-discovery not only as someone with autism but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman.
Was it hard, keeping up with Fred Astaire?
"Not really," she replied coyly.
"I did everything he did,
only backwards and in high heels."
I will do my best to unzip time for you...hopeful that I may be brave and broken,
and that this world has room for an imperfect, atypical heroine.
Just me. Another ginger.
Dancing backwards in heels.
Funny, moving, compelling, deep, Autism in Heels is an absolute must-read...
a conversation with an utterly brilliant mind.
Witty, frank, and full of insight, Autism in Heels is a major literary addition by a pioneer.
Jennifer's voice is disarmingly candid, appealingly warm, and often hilariously funny.
I am blown away.
Jennifer O’Toole is a master whose engaging style and wit make even the hard moments absolute page turners.
Never has a book captured the female perspective with so much accuracy, grit, and flair.