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To Siri with Love

A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

by Judith Newman

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To Siri with Love by Judith Newman
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    Aug 2017, 256 pages
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    Aug 2018, 256 pages

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To Siri With Love is an engaging and informative look at a family struggling to cope with autism.

It is likely that you know someone who is impacted by autism: In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder.

However, the everyday lives of autistic individuals are rarely highlighted. As author Judith Newman points out in this book, "Narratives of autism tend to be about the extremes," about either "the eccentric genius who will one day be running NASA...or the person who is "so impaired he is smashing his head against the wall and finger painting with the blood." But what about the millions of people who are somewhere in between? In To Siri With Love, Newman delivers a portrait of what a typical day looks like for those dealing with this condition. "If you have to read one book about autism," she writes, "This is not that One Book. It is a slice of life for one family, one kid."

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