Love & Autism: Five true stories about neurodivergent life and love (Paperback)

Love & Autism: Five true stories about neurodivergent life and love By Kay Kerr Cover Image


'Love has always intrigued me, in part because I have carried for a long time a feeling that I am doing love wrong.'

Michael made a name for himself on the hit show Love on the Spectrum. After his televised first dating experiences, will he complete his quest to find his queen?

Chloë was always good at maths, with feelings 'too big' to be contained. When she reconnects with her childhood boyfriend, it must be fate.

Noor has had a lot on her plate from a young age, especially at home. People-pleasing becomes her survival mode, but Noor can't keep her struggles inside forever.

Jess has spent a lifetime being put into different boxes. Through her strong will and creativity, can she break out and build a life that is truly her own?

Tim is a non-speaking autistic man who has been underestimated all his life. But through willpower, technology and a mother's love, he has a chance of finding a different kind of voice.

Through the intimate writing of critically acclaimed autistic author Kay Kerr, Love & Autism presents an uplifting celebration of neurodivergent love, the search for it and a deeper look into the lives of autistic Australians.

About the Author

Kay Kerr is an autistic author and journalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her debut novel Please Don't Hug Me (2020) was shortlisted for Book of the Year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) in 2021, and listed as a 'Notable Book' by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Her second novel, Social Queue (October 2021) was also a 'Notable Book' by the CBCA.

Praise For…

"Beautiful, nuanced and heartwarming, Love & Autism is an immersive, joyful read about life and love through an autistic lens. Kay Kerr gives us a wonderful and frank front-row seat to what it means to be autistic and to love, affectionately and refreshingly told from a neurodivergent perspective. A masterclass in narrative non-fiction and longform journalism, Love & Autism takes us on a journey of joy, heartache and hope, connecting us all through our shared love of love." SALLY HEPWORTH, author, The Younger Wife

"A fierce, tender and affirming celebration of the autistic community's capacity for, and experience of, love. Kay's writing is sharp but affectionate in its advocacy and validation, demonstrating the depth and breadth of neurodivergent experiences of love and romance. This is much-needed and eye-opening work." —SARAH AYOUB, author, The Yearbook Committee

"Draws together complex, beautiful and personal storying shared from within the worlds, hearts and minds of neurodiverse peoples, while focusing on a subject which is relatable for all: love. Relational, both in focus and writing style, Kay has created a gift that may benefit all who have the privilege of unwrapping it." —DR AMY THUNIG
Product Details
ISBN: 9781761260643
ISBN-10: 1761260642
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English