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Big Daddy's Tales From the Lighter Side of Raising a Kid With Autism: Never before published hilarity, favorite posts from the blog, marginally ... from some of Big Daddy's favorite bloggers. Paperback – April 21, 2011

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About the Author

F. Lewis Stark (aka Big Daddy) brings his unique view of fatherhood, and the world at large, to life in his first book. His tales (and cartoons) from the lighter side of raising a child with autism always spark laughter and discussion. By telling funny and off-beat stories from his life, Big Daddy shows that raising a kid with special needs is not all doom and gloom. To the contrary, it can be quite humorous and inspirational. Big Daddy spends his days enjoying his kids, doing crossword puzzles, yelling at the TV, and thinking about what to eat for lunch. He has several very nice tattoos which his mother pretends don’t exist. Big Daddy is able to survive each day with the help of his long suffering and beautiful wife.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456565826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456565824
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,276,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lynn H. on April 27, 2011
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I'm a long-time fan of Big Daddy's blog, and his book contains never-before-seen essays, anecdotes, and cartoons about life with his autistic son. As the parent of a special needs child, I so appreciate looking past the gloom and doom and finding humor and joy in our day-to-day lives. Who needs a laugh more than us? You will find plenty in this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jillsmo on May 1, 2011
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This book is awesome. I have a child with autism and I know that there's nothing more important than being able to find the humor in things. Big Daddy not only does that, but he does it WELL!! You don't have to have a child with autism to love this book; you will laugh no matter what.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grace on May 11, 2011
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I've followed Big Daddy's blog for several months, so I was thrilled when his book came out.

Big Daddy has taught me a different way to parent a special needs child. He truly has shown me that it is OK to relax a little and just roll with things sometimes. The stories in his book are insightful, inspirational, and funny, and his cartoons are downright hilarious. Don't merely gloss over them, the humor is often in the fine details. My own autistic son loves Big Daddy's cartoons!

The essays by the Friends of Big Daddy add an extra dimension to the book by providing different voices and viewpoints, all of which reinforce his philosophy of love and acceptance.

If your child or someone else you love is affected by autism, do yourself a favor and read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Shaver on May 2, 2011
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*Big Daddy is the funniest daddy blogger on earth. His book does not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. Five Stars!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 15, 2011
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This book was full of great stories about raising children with Autism. The composition left something to be desired. Once I realized it was mostly a compilation of blog posts it didn't bother me as much. The author would explain things over again that didn't necessarily need to be repeated.

That being said it was still a fun quick read. Made me laugh and I was so glad I read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Krahn on August 27, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book because it is a glimpse inside one family's experience with autism. I'm reading the book a second time, just so I can laugh again. Big Daddy has made me realize that my special needs child is fantastic just the way he is, even those times when his behavior is so frustrating. Thank you, Big Daddy for sharing your life with us and allowing us to enjoy Griffin along with you. A great read and highly recommended.
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