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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Review for the Autism Mom’s Survival Guide!

Senator, Susan. The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide (for Dads, too!): Creating a Balanced and Happy Life While Raising a Child with Autism. Trumpeter/Shambhala, dist. by Random House. Mar. 2010. c.208p. ISBN 978-1-59030-753-3. pap. $16.95. PSYCH

“When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents often lose themselves in the overwhelming task of caring for their child to the detriment of themselves, their marriage, and their other children. The parent of three boys (one of whom who has ASD), Senator knows about these pitfalls firsthand and here encourages other parents to strike a healthy balance in their lives. She addresses topics such as feelings of despair and hopelessness when dealing with ASD, nurturing and sustaining one’s marriage, accepting the child with ASD while remaining open to new treatments, adolescence and ASD, and looking forward to the child’s adulthood. VERDICT Senator’s message of a balanced life is valid and empowering at any point in a family’s journey with ASD. A great read.“β€”Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS

yay! πŸ™‚


Even more reason to head to the bookstore. Congrats!

— added by toadysmom on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Thanks!!! But don't forget: pub date is March 31! You can preorder on Amazon, however:

— added by Susan Senator on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Can't wait. Good on you with the positive buzz.

— added by Someone Said on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I need it in audiobook form, can you have somebody like Susan Sarandon read it? Or better yet…how about seeing if Jenny McCarthy will do it ;>)

Good luck with the book…

— added by LIVSPARENTS on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Congratulations! We who are your faithful readers will say we knew you when…

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I can't wait for it to come out! I pre ordered as soon as I could. Congrats!

— added by cameramom on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

I cannot wait to read it!!! I know it will be a great read πŸ™‚

— added by Amy on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Yay is right!!
Congrats on the new book Sue!
You rock!

— added by BSB on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 3:52 am

Congratulations on your new book and your good review. I recently stumbled across your blog and look forward to reading more.

— added by Bill on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm