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Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
Louder Than Words A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
Author: Jenny McCarthy
The New York Times bestseller that is an inspiring 'story of hope' (People) for parents of autistic children — One morning Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan's room and found him having a seizure. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Ev...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452289802
ISBN-10: 0452289807
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 224
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4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
We all know Jenny McCarthy as MTV's crude big-chested blonde. But she's also a loving mother, and "Louder Than Words" is her account of her son's battle against autism. She discusses the events that led to his diagnosis, the therapies that have helped her son's condition improve, and how her personal relationships suffered as a result of her son's illness.

This book was easy to understand, without "dumbing things down."
reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 222 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I was not impressed with Jenny McCarthy's writing or her outlook on life. She is foul-mouthed and every chapter has a surfeit of "F" words - totally unnecessary to the telling of the story and just makes her appear cheap and ignorant. Jenny is totally self-focused while proclaiming that she would do anything for Evan and extolling her sacrifices for him. I read the whole book but only because I wanted to find out what happened to her son.
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Helpful Score: 4
Though Ms. McCarthy has some good information to share, it is not worth wading through the F-bombs to glean it. A real pity.
reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is not a book about how to cure Autism, it's a book about faith and listening to your inner voice when you know something isn't right and no one will give you the answers. Jenny McCarthy isn't just the big boobed blonde ditz, she is a mom and when she found her son in the middle of a seizure, her world literally came to a crashing halt and all of her energy was devoted to getting the best care for her son. Whether that meant fighting the medical establishment or her husband, she was going to get the answers, no matter what. The methods she used may not help everyone, but they worked for her when she found out about the window of opportunity to pull her son back from the grasp of autism. She admits that he is not a "typical" child, but he is the best that he can be and that's good enough for her. This is a great inspirational book that leaves you angered by the establishment and hopeful for Evan's future.
erikausaf avatar reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I saw this book at out local bookstore and sat down to browse it for a few minutes. By page 15, my eyes were tearing up and I felt like I was listening to a hearbreaking story being told to me by my friend. Yes, she does use the F word. Despite the fact that I never ever use it, in the instances when she says it, I was yelling it along with her in my head. You wait two days to see a neurologist while your child is having life threatening and unexplained seizures and "where the F is he?" seems like a reasonable thing to wonder! Of course I bought the book, brought it home and read for the next couple hours nonstop until I finished it. It is certainly an easy and quick book to read, but emotionally it can be very tough. I have had some personal experience with some of her fears and rereading them were quite painful. Does everyone agree with her? Definitely not. Does that make this book less readable? I don't think so. This is a book of hope. A very real look into the emotions of having a child with delays. Despite what you may think about the ideas of her "healing" autism, the statistics she reports are indesputable and at the least, raise awareness into some very serious issues.
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daly avatar reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 32 more book reviews
Loved this book ...great story for any parents/grandparent/aunts /any family members or friends that know of a family dealing with a autistic child..Would totally recommend
BabyGirlBridget avatar reviewed Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism on + 6 more book reviews
This was a very informative book. I enjoyed the author's honesty and the fact that she lets the reader have a look at what she was thinking and how she felt throughout her journey. A must read for people who have autistic children in their lives.
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A story of amazing love for her child. Great read, much info.


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