Looking for Normal - An Autistic Boy Who Beat The Odds
How an autistic boy became a successful musician, husband and father.
“A wonderful insight into an extraordinary life.” - Peter Holmes PhD
Looking For Normal is the memoir of author, musician and filmmaker Steve Slavin. His obsession with music led to a long career in the creative arts; albeit one defined by depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and cognitive impairment.
In recounting the 48 years that led to his autism diagnosis in 2008, Steve’s darkly humorous memoir will inform and inspire anyone with an interest in mental health and autism. But more than this, Looking For Normal is the story of ambition and courage set against a backdrop of low expectation and the long shadow of traumatic childhood dysfunction.
"Insightful, inspiring, informative and entertaining. Looking For Normal is not just about overcoming the adversities that life throws at you on a regular basis. It is also about someone’s journey of accepting, embracing and celebrating everything that comes with having autism."
- Dr Rai – Senior practitioner Educational Psychologist