Sunday, March 08, 2009

The most offensive book title I think that I've ever seen

Amazon.com: I Wish My Kids Had Cancer: A Family Surviving the Autism Epidemic: Michael Alan: Books

I've got 3 kids who were all diagnosed on the autism spectrum, one of whom is a cancer survivor. There is NO comparison at all. I hope that this book comes into our public library, as I would like to read it in order to actually review it, but there's no way that I would ever enrich the author by actually buying it.

The idea of equating autism with cancer is just pitiful on so many levels. Not only as an insult to those families who do have children with cancer, but also to autistic people everywhere.

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3 comments:

Joseph said...

That title is just horrible.

Janet said...

Our son has Asperger's Syndrome and I wouldn't trade him for all the "normal" children on the planet, much less wish him "normal" with a life threatening disease! I can't even imagine wishing him different than he is! Of course I wish he knew how to join a game or start a conversation on his own... but... we love him just the way he is!

teeni said...

Agreed. Thank you!