Book of the Day 12/2/22

Jive Talkin’ Superman: Adventures in Autism by Leslie Curtis

(Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational)

Everyone’s fighting a battle in life. There is nothing more admirable than having the courage to be open about that battle – and reminding others that there is hope. Our book of the day does just that. Jive Talkin’ Superman is a moving book that takes you on a journey through a young man’s life with autism. As he navigates the many obstacles thrown at him, you’re reminded that life – no matter how unkind – always is filled with hope.  

Leslie Curtis’s new book shares her son Jac’s life with autism through 20 short stories that will make you cry, laugh, and smile. This is a profound and essential read for any parent who is starting their journey raising a child with autism. But I want to emphasize that this is truly a book for everyone – whether autism impacts your family or not.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you’ve been through, you’ll face a moment in life in which you wonder if you can keep going. Sometimes, moving forward is the hardest thing we can do. We’re all burdened in some way – and it can be a lot to handle. Although we all face different challenges, you’re never truly alone. There is always a glimmer of hope that allows us to dream for tomorrow. This book reminds us of that.

Throughout the stories in Jive Talkin’ Superman, you follow Jac’s life and experience the hard times, the good times, and everything in between. In the end, you see that every moment of his life is precious. Leslie Curtis writes this book with beautiful, personal prose. She uniquely titles each chapter after a song – inspired by her love for music. The stories crescendo in a magnificent manner, as hope continuously builds as Jac’s life progresses.

It’s a breathtaking book, and a powerful reminder for families in a similar boat that autism does not win. At end of the day, love, perseverance, and courage wins. Learn more about Jac and his story – you’ll see that there is light even in the darkest places.

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