By Kim Stagliano
How one girl increases 3 daughters with autism, loses one at Disney global, remains married, has intercourse, bakes gluten-free, is going broke, and retains her feel of humor.
"Dr. Spock? payment. Penelope Ann Leach (remember her?)? payment. what to anticipate while You’re watching for? cost. I had a seven-hundred greenback Bellini crib for God’s sake! i used to be ideal. And so was once Mia whilst she was once born . . ."
...and so starts off Kim Stagliano’s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family’s trip elevating 3 daughters with autism. In those tales, Stagliano has joined the ranks of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs together with her striking skill to put every thing at the table—from relations, acquaintances, and enemies to basement floods to birthdays to (possible) heroin addictions—eviscerating and celebrating the absurd. From her love of Howard Stern to her expanding activism within the autism neighborhood and exhaustive look for remedies that would aid her daughters, she covers all of it. consistently outspoken, frequently touching, and occasionally heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a strong new voice in comedic writing—her “Kimoir” (as she calls it) may be a must-read in the autism neighborhood and the literary international at huge. 24 colour images
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Extra info for All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
Mia did. ” Her photographs as a toddler show a beaming girl, happy to flirt with the camera. She also used imaginative play. At our pediatrician’s suggestion, she had a hearing test. I guess this was the best he could offer for a child whose speech was clear but not progressing in its proper usage as communication. I dutifully took Mia to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and sat in the audiology chamber. “Mrs. Stagliano,” the audiologist said, leading us into the chamber, “Mia will sit in your lap on this stool.
My dad was an orthodontist. I knew nothing about how cutthroat and unforgiving the corporate world could be to its employees. This was in 1990, perhaps the beginning of the end for company and employee loyalty. The second test followed fast when Mark told me, “I’m moving back to Cleveland, Ohio. ” Thud went my heart. How could he leave me? “It’s a quick plane ride away,” he explained. I sniffled and nodded. Now I was dating an unemployed thirty-two-year-old living in Cleveland, Ohio. This was definitely not on my Barbie dream house architectural plan.
Ha! We began dating steadily (dating is what people did before the phrases “hook up” and “friends with benefits” entered the sexual lexicon). That meant we were exclusive, which was the only way I’d ever date. It was a much bigger deal for Mark, though, who, as a thirty-something guy, had played the field until it was nothing but dirt. Let’s face it—Mark was my rebound relationship. Most people don’t even remember theirs. I married mine. We dated for several months, and even went on a vacation together to our future honeymoon/wedding spot on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism by Kim Stagliano