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From Hurt to Hope

editor: Mair Elliott (2022)
date read: 1 April 2024
rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

A collection of essays about autism and mental health.

Each chapter is by a different author, and they all follow a hurt/help/hope pattern; I like that structure. I thought it was a good selection, and the editor managed to get a reasonable range of perspectives. I know enough autistic people that there weren’t any big surprises, but I still found it an interesting read.

Unlike some of the other memoir anthologies I’ve read, there weren’t any essays that really grabbed me – possibly because there’s less overlap with my life, there was never a moment of resonance. (I sort of wondered if there would be, because I’m ~somewhere~ in the neurodivergent probability cloud, but not parallel to any of these experiences of autism.)

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