Age of Autism Contest: Win the Novel "600 Hours of Edward" Featuring Aspergian Main Character
Congrats to Michael McDonald who won a signed copy of Craig Lancaster's book, "600 Hours of Edward."
Edward Stanton, an Aspie who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, has managed to keep the world at arm's length. But in a 25-day slice of his life -- 600 hours -- the world turns the tables on him and crashes at his front door, forcing him to react. It's a story not just of Edward's accommodation of change but also of change's accommodation of him.
"600 Hours of Edward has some laugh-out-loud moments, some tender moments, and an ending that will probably bring you to tears." -- Sue Hart, PEN Award winner for syndicated fiction and 2007 WILLA Award winner for creative non-fiction.
Didn't win? Order a copy at Amazon now HERE! You can learn more at Craig's site: Craig Lancaster.
While I am absolutely certain that our biomed interventions are making life much better for the many Aspies in our family, they are undoubtedly Aspie for life, and that is, in the end, a good thing. I am all for curing the painful parts of Autism, and am equally fervent in my conviction that we should value the thinking of those on the spectrum. I would love to read this book!
Posted by: Kathleen Murphy | December 22, 2009 at 01:55 PM
My father, my son, autism has always been a way of life for me. Rituals, meltdowns, and isolation has surrounded me and taught me about another side of life. Today I am an educator sharing the wealth of knowledge I painfully gained as a daughter and then a mother of an autistic son. I would love to read your book and share it with the parents of special needs students I work with daily.
Posted by: Serena Dank | December 17, 2009 at 04:11 PM
My little boy, Ryan, was diagnosed with Aspergers earlier this year. He's six years old, and probably the most fascinating person I've ever met. And the most frustrating. I'm trying my best to understand the world from his point of view. A book like this would probably help both of us.
Posted by: Michael MacDonald | December 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM
Looks like a great book. Would be a good read.
Posted by: Mary Lou | December 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM
I train school district personnel about ASD. I often recommend books for them to read so I try to read as many books written by people on the spectrum as I can. Then I know which ones to recommend. I am looking forward to reading "600 Hours of Edward". Thank you.
Posted by: Dawn Gonzalez | December 16, 2009 at 01:10 PM
I'd be interested in that story! BTW, please watch my video, I need views of to win a car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrDlNfPTdA
Posted by: John Kirton | December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM
Excellent! We have two lovely boys on the autism spectrum!
Posted by: Michelle | December 16, 2009 at 12:19 AM
Would love the chance to read this book...and pass it on to my sister--in-law (who has 2 kids on the spectrum) and then make sure it gets to another sister-in-law who has a newly diagnosed son. Please enter me! thanks much!
Posted by: Valerie Carlson | December 15, 2009 at 11:51 PM
Put my name in the pot please.
Posted by: Lin | December 15, 2009 at 11:35 PM
Lately, my emotons are packed away... guarded or frozen and I guess in need of some thawing...
I really need a good read I can
so count me in...
Posted by: Sandra McCarthy | December 15, 2009 at 11:07 PM
Would love to win this book, i teach young children on the spectrum and have a friend with Asperger's !
Posted by: Ann O'Dell | December 15, 2009 at 10:18 PM
Count me in!
Posted by: Sonja | December 15, 2009 at 09:07 PM
I hope I win. I would really like to read this book! I have a 7 year old son with Asperger's syndrome.
Posted by: Karen Thomason | December 15, 2009 at 08:39 PM
I would love to read this book. I am public school special ed instructor and I have many students who span the range. Thank you for writing your story.
Posted by: Mary Ellen McCarthy | December 15, 2009 at 07:22 PM
Sounds like a very interesting book!
Posted by: Beatrice Shook | December 15, 2009 at 07:15 PM
It looks like a really interesting book. And any kind of insight into my son's mind is welcome.
Posted by: Marjorie | December 15, 2009 at 06:41 PM
I would love to read this book.
Posted by: Lisa Thompson | December 15, 2009 at 02:18 PM
Posted by: kim | December 15, 2009 at 01:36 PM
Craig has written an outstanding book and I recommend it to anyone with autistic family members.
Posted by: Randy Heinz | December 15, 2009 at 11:28 AM
I would love this book for the teenage OCD, Aspergian in my life! Please enter me. Thanks.
Posted by: RockyMountainChick | December 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM
Looks like a great book!
Posted by: Kecia | December 15, 2009 at 09:40 AM
I would also like a chance to win! I have two sons, one with autism, and one with OCD!
Posted by: Gayle Vizioli | December 15, 2009 at 09:25 AM
Oh! Pick me!
Posted by: Lisa in Texas | December 15, 2009 at 09:13 AM
Please enter me to win it too! It sounds like a book I can relate since I have two Aspergers kids at my house. Thanks!
Posted by: Cheryl | December 15, 2009 at 08:49 AM
Enter me, please!
Posted by: Penny | December 15, 2009 at 06:38 AM