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footfootfoot 05-13-2015 10:29 PM

My kid is a damn nutter/nutcase/

How not to stab your own eyes out

These three simple things will make your child's autism disappear -- but the medical profession doesn't want you to know them!

^ mucho clicks with that last one. I'll take .005 dollars per click as my fee.

Sundae 05-14-2015 02:02 AM

Sprite for Breakfast
(... and other things you miss, raising autistic children)

DanaC 05-14-2015 05:10 AM

The best title ever for such a book,imo, was 'The Reason I Jump'.

So - maybe think of a behaviour / quirk that says something about the way autism manifests in your kids.

Maybe 'Drawing with Crayons'

Or - Adventures in Autism: one family's extraordinary journey.

The Autism Trail (playing on the idea of a physical journey through difficult medical and educational territory)

Clinics and Coconut Flour

gvidas 05-14-2015 08:20 AM

+1 for "My Kid Is A Damn Nutter", catchy and provocative and you can spell out the details in the subtitle.

Spexxvet 05-14-2015 09:15 AM

The Autism spectrum - fighting to find the end of the rainbow

classicman 05-20-2015 04:11 PM

"My Kid Is A Damn Nutter" ...
totally gets my vote. It leave one inquisitive and wanting answers = WIN.
Anything with Autism is great if thats the ONLY group you want to reach.

classicman 05-20-2015 04:11 PM

Where do I preorder my signed copy? (serious)

monster 05-20-2015 08:06 PM

also voting for MKIADN

monster 05-20-2015 08:08 PM

Darn Tootin' it's Gluten

footfootfoot 05-20-2015 10:18 PM

There is no cheese in nutville
the mighty Casein has struck out.

Griff 05-21-2015 06:03 AM

in the style of f3

Mama Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Betel Nut

DanaC 05-21-2015 06:07 AM

MKIADN is a great title. And classic's right - autism in the main title will get people with a specific interest in autism but might not draw in others.

Clodfobble 05-21-2015 07:02 AM


The problem with that title is, most parents of children with autism are not known for having great senses of humor. They're touchy mama bears who are used to everyone misunderstanding and judging them, and if I'm saying my kid is a damn nutter, then I'm saying theirs is too. It might draw in others, but it will decidedly alienate most of the autism population. It's one thing to be funny in context in the book, but that title without context is the equivalent of "All Autistic Kids are Assholes: A Mother's Story."

Anyway, we went with a variation on the original. I don't want to put it here because I don't want this thread to be particularly google-able, but I'm confident you'll see it someday. Three publishers currently reading the manuscript. :thumbsup:

DanaC 05-21-2015 07:29 AM

Damn, that's exciting stuff!

Sundae 05-21-2015 07:32 AM

I forgot - I was going to post the title of an excellent book I read, written by parents of an autistic child.

"A Real Boy: How Autism Shattered Our Lives - and Made a Family from the Pieces "

A moot point now, and wouldn't have helped you anyway, as it's a very generic title.
Good book though. Made me laugh and loud and cry quite bitterly.

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