Looking For Normal is the memoir of autistic author,
musician, and filmmaker, Steve Slavin.
His obsession with music, as a child, led to a long career in the creative arts; albeit one plagued by depression, OCD and the symptoms of a condition he was unaware of until 2008.
In recounting the 48 years that led to his autism diagnosis, this darkly humorous memoir will inform and inspire anyone with an interest in mental health and autism. But more than this, it is the story of an “emotionally disturbed child, without a future” who, against the backdrop of low expectation, became an ambitious, independent adult, with a wife, daughters, and a career stifled by the long shadow of his childhood dysfunction.
"A wonderful insight into an extraordinary life."
Peter Holmes – PhD.
"Insightful, inspiring, informative and entertaining. Looking For Normal is not just about overcoming the adversities that life throws at you on a regular basis. It is also about someone’s journey of accepting, embracing and celebrating everything that comes with having autism."
Dr Rai – Senior practitioner Educational Psychologist