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Jo Case Jo Case i(A73849 works by)
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BiographyHistory

Jo Case is a writer and reviewer. She has been a marketing and events coordinator at Dymocks Melbourne and deputy editor of Australian Book Review. Case has also worked as books editor for The Big Issue and publications manager at Readings in Melbourne.

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y separately published work icon Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's South Yarra : Hardie Grant Books , 2013 Z1929600 2013 single work autobiography

''Are you going to be a good boy this year?'

'Uh huh. I have no interest in toilet humour.'

'You don't?'

'No. No interest at all. I mean, I think it's funny when, in The Bad Book, Terence takes off all his clothes. And when Horrid Henry shows his undies. But I would think to myself, That is something I should not do.'

'Good.'

Between juggling work, joint custody and the ordinary demands of motherhood, Jo tries to work out why her son Leo is finding it hard to fit in at school. Is it because he's an only child? Could he be gifted?

When Leo is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Jo tries to figure out what it means - and whether Leo's similarities to herself, and her own family, have a deeper significance.

Trapped in a cycle of doubt and discovery, she wonders how you can stay true to who you are and fit in. What the hell is 'normal' anyway? This is the bittersweet story of a twenty-first-century family, and why being different isn't a disability-it just takes some getting used to.'

(Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Russell Prize for Humour Writing
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