Friday, March 14, 2008

THE GAME OF MY LIFE: A True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic by Jason "J-Mac" McElwain



THE GAME OF MY LIFE is about Jason McElwain, the high school senior who scored six three point shots for his basketball team. You may remember having heard about him on the news back in 2006. It wouldn't have been so unusual, except he was just the team manager not a regular player, and he suffered from autism.

Diagnosed with severe autism as a toddler, many people never expected Jason to communicate with others or even attend public school, let alone possibly break a high school basketball scoring record. He tells his unique story with the help of author Daniel Paisner.

The book is written in Jason's clear, direct, and inspiring voice. His story is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about autism, especially those interested in hearing a story about success in coping with this complicated and often misunderstood condition.

2 comments:

Libby and Leah's site said...
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Libby and Leah's site said...

I'm so excited about this book! I will swing down and check it out soon. :) Thanks, RJ! :)