A review by lynn_webb
We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, by Eric Garcia


As someone who has autistic relatives, I never really thought about what it truly must be like and never thought to ask the question. It just seemed like another fact/part of them. In thinking this, I truly believe that it is easy to, for lack of a better phrase, forget about many of the difficulties that others have. This is especially true if it does not personally affect you, someone, you know, or is not presented in media regularly.

I loved the fact that Gracia decided to not simply write a memoir. Instead, the stories of many people were incorporated to showcase the range of experience for those on the spectrum. I found the book incredibly insightful just by getting a glimpse into the lives and stories relayed.

I appreciated the knowledge presented on many subjects including, healthcare, education, race, and many more. I learned so much that I didn’t know I didn’t know. I am grateful to Gracia for the way the information was presented. Not only did I find myself invested in what I was reading, but I also find that I look forward to learning more moving forward.

Voluntarily reviewed after receiving a free copy courtesy of NetGalley, the Publisher, and the author, Eric Garcia.