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Normal sucks, how to live, learn, and thrive outside the lines, Jonathan Mooney

Normal sucks, how to live, learn, and thrive outside the lines, Jonathan Mooney
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
contains biographical information
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Normal sucks
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Jonathan Mooney
Sub title
how to live, learn, and thrive outside the lines
Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learnâ  individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was twelve, the realization that that he wasn't the problemâ  the system and the concept of normal wereâ  saved Mooney's life and fundamentally changed his outlook. Here he explores the toll that being not normal takes on kids and adults when they're trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. But, he argues, if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution. A highly sought after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he's ready to share what he's learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiringâ  and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the worldâ  this book will upend what we call normal and empower us all

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