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Welcome to the down and dirty world of one autism mom's journey--from Sex-Ed to Santa Claus.

Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one-hundred and [redacted] pounds--a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism on opposite ends of the spectrum (Jake and Jaxson), a husband who prefers hunting to household chores, an Australian Shepherd named Sugar, and an albino frog named Humbert Humbert. This is her story--a brash, personal, and sometimes shocking memoir of one woman's determination to raise two healthy kids with autism and keep her sanity in the process.

It's not always easy. Between "poop" incidents, temper tantrums, and the "helpful" advice about parenting from her fellow citizens in the grocery store, Jeni often finds herself at her wit's end. Or wanting to throw something. With chapters like: "Tickling the Weiner," "Why I Hate Pokemon," "Santa: Give it a Friggin' Rest, Already," and "Oprah's the Reason My Kid Thinks I Want to Drown Him in the Tub," I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames also includes mini-chapters written by Jeni's eldest son, Jake.

Readers looking for laughter and inspiration will find it here aplenty, along with tons of surreal anecdotes that will have you either shaking your head in disbelief (for those unacquainted with the world of autism) or nodding with recognition (for those who are). As Jeni says, "I developed a new 'normal.'"

Includes a tongue-in-cheek discussion guide for book clubs with questions like:

After reading this book, do you think Jeni is a bad person? Discuss. Please take her hemorrhoids, two autistic children, lack of an early moral compass, and the fact that she hasn't taken a nap in fifteen years into account.

About Jeni Decker

Jeni Decker lives on a farm in rural Michigan with her husband, two autistic sons, an Australian shepherd, and an albino frog named Humbert Humbert. In between kid-wrangling and writing, she is also an independent filmmaker. You can find her at her website closetspacemusings.blogspot.com or on Twitter @Jeni_Decker.

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Author : Jeni Decker
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
Data Published : 01 June 2013
ISBN : 1620876078
EAN : 9781620876077
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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