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Book Giveaway: A Shot of Hope by Autism Sibling Zack Peter


“Autism shakes up your world. It has changed my life and I wasn’t even the one diagnosed with it. My brother’s name is Ethan Wolfgang, but we call him Deets. He is one of the greatest gifts my family has ever received. And one of the most challenging.”

So begins Zack Peter’s memoir of his family’s struggle to cope with his brother’s autism. And thus began Peter’s mission to ensure that his brother will one day live an independent life. He candidly describes his attempts to get his family on board with Ethan’s biomedical treatment and his fight against their reluctance. He relates how his life changes when he comes up with the idea of hosting a local fundraisers, which then throws him into the world of activism. He describes how this leads to his becoming a full-time advocate for autism. As everything in his life becomes more and more centered around “the spectrum,” Peter faces the personal struggle of being a voice for the cause while trying to maintain his own identity. Sharing the wisdom he’s learned in a voice that’s equal parts snark and heart, Peter offers a memoir that’s as funny as it is poignant, filled with no-nonsense advice and what he calls “The Hope Rules,” which are designed to help preserve sanity, dignity, and the will to stay strong.

Whether you know someone with autism or not, Zack Peter’s refreshing take on his life as a sibling and activist serves as inspiration to persevere, even when the odds seem impossibly long. It’s everything you need to help keep your head up…like the bottom of your glass.

Jenny McCarthy calls it, “Heartwarming, inspiring, and shockingly funny!” 

Win a FREE copy of A Shot of Hope, signed and personalized by Zack Peter! Leave a comment below and let us know, what is your shot of hope? 

Tweet Zack at @JustPlainZack using #ShotOfHope to double your chances at winning! 

A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism is on sale now.


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My shot of hope is for the continued safety and happiness of my son John!

Jennifer H.

I would love to hear a sibling's perspective. Thanks for the giveaway!


I really look forward to reading Zack's book; he is a very talented writer. Being published is a big accomplishment, but especially at his age... he's doing great things.

David Taylor

My shot of hope is the courage that my son shows every day when goes out into a world that sees him as damaged and less of a human being than them. He knows the stares, he hears the whispers, he bears the giggles. But he keeps his head high and takes another step and another. Sometimes the pain of humiliation is too much for him and he releases it in a rage of tears at home. But then he recovers, laughs, does something fun, and gets ready for another day.

His life is one of courage and faith. He is my teacher.

Maurine Meleck

would love to give this book to Josh's brother Connor, who doesn't have a whole lot of empathy for Josh and needs to understand it better.

Anne Kitchen

We have just discovered that my son is allergic to sugar. He has always been challenging. Now we are getting to know the real Benjamin - not the one disgruntled by sugar!
My shot of hope is the Word of God which says that God has plans for each one of us, plans to give us a hope and a future!
Anne Kitchen

The Wessels

My son and his spirit give me hope and a renewed faith in humanity every single day. He is such a special soul!!

maria McCampbell

My three kids with ASD are my joys. We move forward never looking back staying the present.

Michelle Wandrack

Would love this book. Thank you!


My shot of hope? There's something POSITIVE EVERY day in Gabriel's autism- he's thriving :)

Gina Badalaty

My shot of hope is how diet, homeopathy and my faith have improved life - not just for my daughter with autism, but for my daughter with Down syndrome too!

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