Looking For Normal is the biography of autistic musician and filmmaker Steve Slavin.
His story begins in the early 1960’s when autism was not a word that was often heard, and concludes with his autism diagnosis in 2008, at the age of 48.
Steve describes the trials and tribulations of being an undiagnosed autistic adult – struggling to maintain his relationships, a career in the music business, and then the advertising industry. He also discusses his lifelong battle with depression, anxiety and OCD. And how these comorbid mental health conditions have been a greater disabling force than his autism.
Looking For Normal is a wonderfully honest and humorous memoir that will resonate with the many thousands of older adults now discovering they have autism. It is a book that informs and entertains in an easy to read style, whilst touching on some very difficult issues around mental ill-health.
A must-read for anyone with an interest in autism and mental health.