#BookBingoNW2020 - Neuro-diverse protagonist or author
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: Neuro-diverse protagonist or author. Neurodiversity, a hybrid of “neurological” and “diversity,” is a term referring to normal variations in brain development. Examples include, but not limited to, autism, ADHD, epilepsy, hyperlexia and Tourette’s.
A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia
Part memoir, part history on psychology, for biography, the author wrote this book about her uncle, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia before she was born, so she grew up hearing strange stories about uncle Bob. \n
Format: eBook - 2018 First Scribner hardcover editionView A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Hard partying, violent drunk McMurphy fights to maintain some semblance of autonomy in a mental institution with an overbearing, manipulative head nurse in charge.
Format: eBook - 2003View One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger's
The author was diagnosed with a form of autism at 40-years-old. This understanding changed the way they thought about themselves, and the world.
Format: eBook - 2007 First editionView Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger's
Choke: A Novel
Victor dropped out of med school and is out of money, needing to take care of his Alzheimer’s patient of a mother, not like he doesn’t have his own neurological issues…
Format: eBook - 2001View Choke: A Novel
Finn is the only witness to a kidnapping, but his face perception makes the investigation difficult, while subjecting him to even more hurtful behavior.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 UnabridgedView Bone Gap
After learning that he won’t live much longer and must find a way to ensure his developmentally disabled son is taken care of after his death, a single father signs up as a census taker that makes them travel across the country.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2018 UnabridgedView Census
When Mr. Dog Bites
High schooler Dylan just wants to live a normal teen life and keep his Tourette’s under control, but after finding out he’s going to die, he makes a bucket list and attempts to complete it, soon.
Format: eBook - 2014View When Mr. Dog Bites
Someone Like Me
Liz is a gentle caring mother who would never hurt a fly, but sometimes another side of her takes control, a side that will do anything to get her way…
Format: eBook - 2018View Someone Like Me
So Lucky: A Novel
Mara Tagarellis is extremely successful professionally. But when her body begins to let her down and she is chronically ill, she has tough decisions to make that no one can help her with…
Format: eBook - 2018View So Lucky: A Novel
Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and recuperating in a Los Angeles psychiatric center, Millie receives an unusual job offer that requires sleuth and creativity.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 UnabridgedView Borderline