Discussion and Book Signing with Kim Stagliano

 

   

 

 

 

Kim Stagliano, a nationally recognized autism advocate, will be at the bookshop to talk about and read from her new book, ALL I CAN HANDLE: I'M NO MOTHER TERESA, a very funny chronicle of her life raising three daugters with autism.  She will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion.

About the Author

Kim Stagliano lived in Doylestown from 1996 through 1999. She is a lively speaker whose writing style is cross between Erma Bombeck and David Sedaris. Although autism typically affects boys 4 to 1 over girls, Stagliano is in the unique position of having three daughters with full-blown autism (her second child was born at Doylestown Hospital) which has made her and her family a focus of national media attention. Mia and Gianna still pray for their classmates at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit every single night.

She is Managing Editor of www.ageofautism.com, the nation’s first daily web newspaper about the autism epidemic. She writes for The Huffington Post, MSNBC’s TodayMoms and other national publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News, Fox News, in The Chicago Tribune, Parade Magazine, Exceptional Parent, The National Catholic Register, and elsewhere.

A former sales and marketing executive, Stagliano currently lives in Connecticut with her family.
 
About the Book
 
 
"Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (remember her?)? Check. What to Expect When You're Expecting? Check. I had a seven hundred dollar Bellini crib for God's sake! I was perfect. And so was Mia when she was born . . ."

...and so begins Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism. In these stories, Stagliano has joined the ranks of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs with her amazing ability to lay everything on the table—from family, friends, and enemies to basement floods to birthdays to (possible) heroin addictions—eviscerating and celebrating the absurd. From her love of Howard Stern to her increasing activism in the autism community and exhaustive search for treatments that will help her daughters, she covers it all. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing—her "Kimoir" (as she calls it) will be a must-read within the autism community and the literary world at large.
 

 

 


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