Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable – A Family Grows Up With Autism
How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child?
Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Liane Kupferberg Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis, to bullying and Bar Mitzvahs, Mickey's struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are honestly detailed to show how one family learned to grow and thrive with autism.
There are books written about families, and there are books written about autism, and in Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable, author Liane Kupferberg Carter seamlessly weaves the two together to create a beautiful and heart-tugging story that will stay with you for a long time. In its purest sense, this is a love story--about two parents and the love they share for each other and for their sons, one of whom has autism. -- Better After 50 Magazine
About Liane Kupferberg Carter (Hudson Valley, New York Author)
Liane Kupferberg Carter is a nationally known writer and advocate for the autism community. Her articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, PBS Next Avenue, and numerous literary journals, blogs and book anthologies. Her memoir "Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism" is a winner of the 2017 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award.