This program is read by the author.
Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks, a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.
Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn - individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was 12, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem - the system and the concept of normal were - saved Mooney’s life and fundamentally changed his outlook. Here he explores the toll that being not normal takes on kids and adults when they’re trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. But, he argues, if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiring - and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the world - this audiobook will upend what we call normal and empower us all.
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Normal... what is it, who decides it, why do we strive to be it, and does it even exist at all?
Jonathan Mooney challenges us all to look at each other differently, to value each other differently.... to celebrate our differences because after all they really are a wonder to behold not a problem to overcome.
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- David Williams
Great story...very strong message
I'm not a person who did have any deficiencies as described in this book but I found the story to be a great story that many like myself should hear and take to heart. Growing up I tended to be one who protected other kids who were picked on and treated different. I wasnt a popular person in school but I was one who nobody wanted to mess with. I couldn't tell you then why I did what I did, but even then I knew somehow that kids who were different or thought to be different all had their own traits and personalities that made them rockstars in my mind. A great book and i thoroughly enjoyed it!!!