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  • The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum
  • By: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Toole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Autism in Heels

By: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Narrated by: Jennifer O'Toole
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This intimate memoir reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of 35, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, she exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but - more importantly - as a thoroughly modern woman.

Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It’s a conversation starter, a game-changer, and a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos).

Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's journey is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism looks a bit different in pink, most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message mainstream.

From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.

©2018 Jennifer Cook O'Toole (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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An enlightening listen.

Loved this book, so many aha moments for me in realising my own neurodiversity. Thank you for telling your story Jennifer xx

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A must for autistic women and those that love them

I wish I read this sooner. It really helped me feel less “wrong” and more “me”. Thank you to everyone involved.

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Amazing

an eye opening, insightful book, not only into the world of aspys, but from someone who is experiencing it themselves

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A very encouraging read for women finding themselves on the Autistic Spectrum.

As a mature woman only recently discovering my own unique autism journey, I found this book to be heartfelt, genuine and so encouraging. Hearing others stories is helping me understand myself in ways I did not anticipate and this book has provided even more support to my own findings.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an autobiographical exploration of being an autistic woman.

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amazing book

As an autistic woman I really loved the way she wrote this book the way she explain what executive functioning and the brains work. I would recommend this book to anyone I'm on it's like to be autistic.

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Disappointing


This book is not for me. I was so excited to listen to it and loved the idea behind it. I came in hoping to get a clear perspective on female autism and came out utterly confused.

This book was neither a memoir nor a empirically based informative text. It was somewhere in between. The author though claimed to have done years of research, so it felt like she could have delivered this better but never got there.

There was no flow or logical argument which often times made me frustrated, often times the author did not make her point clear. I can see that she tried writing this in a ‘different’ and ‘quirky’ way but i am not sure it worked.

It could have been a great book if her memoirs and scientific info were explored in a clearer and more succinct way. Maybe better editing could have helped avoid so much rambling, unnecessary analogies, and endless lists of adjectives.

Her voice is also not great to listen to, it sounds exaggerated and whiny.

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For every women who is new to ASD

This should be recommended to every girl that gets a diagnosis in there 20s or later of Autism. I think where this book shines with how clear it is about what it is like to live with autism. This is why I recommend parents of newly diagnosed daughter read this book too to help understand the world through their daughters eyes

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great book.

very informative. well read. eye opener. helped me so much. everyone should read it. thanks

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