A neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was 12, Mooney shares what he's learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action.
The author, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, writes this book as a letter to his three sons who had asked him when they were young: 'What is normal?' He had trouble answering ... Considering how much Jonathan Mooney suffered as a child, he writes about his experiences and his diagnosis with candid humor ... Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.
Mooney...a speaker on neurological diversity who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia at age 10, aims to eradicate the word normal from readers’ vocabularies with this persuasive analysis ... Mooney expertly deconstructs normal in this intelligent examination that will shatter preconceived notions.
In this sometimes-humorous and thought-provoking analysis of his childhood, adolescence, and college years, Mooney shares what it was like to be different from the norm, which he astutely points out 'is a false standard for human value' ... A new, engaging, and informative perspective that redefines what 'normal' should really mean.