Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines

by Jonathan Mooney Author

Stop trying to fix people and embrace who they are.

Neuro-diverse advocate and father Jonathan Mooney shows how parents can better empower their children to succeed with this blend of anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn.  As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem—the system and the concept of normal were—saved Mooney’s life and fundamentally changed his outlook. He explores the toll that not being normal takes on kids and adults when they’re trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. He argues that if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution.