Saturday, June 29, 2013

Twirling Naked in the Streets-and No One Noticed- Review & #Giveaway

Twirling Naked in the Streets-and No One Noticed- Growing up with undiagnosed autism
Jeannie Davide-Rivera was born 1974 in Brooklyn, New York decades before Asperger Syndrome would be recognized in the United States as a diagnosis.

In her book, she takes you through a first person account of what it was like for her growing up. She recalls very early memories as a toddler playing with her imaginary friends, and first special interests The New York Yankees, to her precocious reading ability that lent her the ability to memorize large amounts of information as a very young child.  Her book takes you through an amazing journey of ups, downs, tears, and laughs as Jeannie recounts her experiences.

If you are a woman on the autism spectrum you will likely find yourself proclaiming "Me too!" through quite a few parts of this book.  There is so many common experiences known to ladies on the spectrum in this book that it is always a comfort to read about about someone else experiencing the same things in a world that can at times feel so isolating.  It is not everyday that we can feel as if we identify with someone else's experiences.

If you're parent of a girl on the spectrum, this book offers a rare glimpse inside the mind of an autistic female. Most references available are for, or from a male perspective, but Twirling Naked offers you an opportunity see from a woman's perspective.  Being able to learn about autism from those that have is an invaluable resource, second to none.  Jeannie gives you that opportunity in the form of 197 pages full of life experiences.

No matter if you're a parent, friend, teacher, or a person on the autism spectrum Twirling Naked offers a great story full of information. Teenaged years, employment issues, marriage, and motherhood are all topics covered as Jeannie recounts her life. It's well written, and easy to read, even if one is not familiar with autism it's still a great story about a woman growing up in a world that doesn't understand her, as she searches for her place in life. Something that many of us can identify with. No matter what brought you to this review, or whether you're looking for insight into the world of autism, or just a good autobiography, this book is a good read.

Want to know more about Jeannie?  You can find her:

*At her Blog 

* On her FB page 

* On her Amazon Page 

* Follow her on Twitter 

Would you like to win a copy of 'Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed'
Follow the link below, and enter the giveaway.  Entries available through July 1st. Good Luck!

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  1. This looks really interesting! I love to read so it would be a good one to read.

  2. I just found out that I am an aspie and would love to read this!

  3. Ann-Kristin BakkenJune 30, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Would love to read this book! I was diagnosed late myself and sometimes I find it hard to believe that there is someone out there who think the way I do.

    Mail: trelleborg [@]

  4. I would love to read this. Hearing other women's stories matters so much.

  5. I am collecting first person accounts of the aspie experience and would love to read this book.

    Ari (Mom of 2 Aspie gradeschool aged boys, who can definitely see milder behaviors and reactions in myself that are amplified in my children)


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