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All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism | [Kim Stagliano]

All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism

"Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (Remember her?) Check. What to Expect When You’re Expecting? Check. I had a 700 dollar Bellini crib for God’s sake! Everything was perfect…." And so begins Kim Stagliano’s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family’s journey raising three daughters with autism. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Author Kim Stagliano sums up the experience of listening to her own work, All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism, pretty well when she says by way of introduction, "When you finish All I Can Handle I hope you'll have laughed a lot, cried a little."

Stagliano is a big-hearted, good-humored, self-deprecating mother of three autistic girls, and the infinitely wide range of emotions she experiences along her personal and unusual parenting path are voiced with great empathy and affection by actor Nicole Vilencia, who brings a wonderful warmth to this rollercoaster of a memoir about love, above all else, even when the going gets really, really rough.

Publisher's Summary

How one woman raises three autistic daughters, loses one at Disney world, stays married, has sex, bakes gluten-free, goes broke, and keeps her sense of humor.

"Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (Remember her?) Check. What to Expect When You’re Expecting? Check. I had a 700 dollar Bellini crib for God’s sake! Everything was perfect…."

And so begins Kim Stagliano’s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family’s journey raising three daughters with autism. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, Kim Stagliano is a powerful new voice in comedic writing - her "Kimoir" (as she calls it) is the next must-listen within the autism community and the literary world at large.

©2010 Kim Stagliano (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 11-19-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 11-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "Not a science book, so much as an empiric one."

    This book is about the adventures and struggles of a mother of three autistic girls.
    It presents some scientific facts, but it is not a scientific book.

    If you have autistic kids or want to know more on what an autistic kid's parent's life is like, read this book. This book is different from the other ones because it is like I am reading from Kim Stagliano's diary itself. The experiences told here are so alive and full of humor and truth, because Kim is able to hook the readers in a witty way, and she tells the stories she and her family have gone through with such a positive view point that you have no choice but to love her. She also describes her married life and how this couple handles their every day situations (let's face it, it is not easy to raise three kids, let alone ones with autism).

    So, if you want to laugh and have a real life situation view of life with autism, read this book. You won't regret it.

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    Judy Auckland, New Zealand 03-07-14
    Judy Auckland, New Zealand 03-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Hands down to an amazing mother"
    Where does All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle. Not the best book and not the worse I have listened to.
    But I think it is amazing how much hard work she has put in to her family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa?

    I can't think of one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't think of one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. But I found it difficult to laugh at some of Kim's humor. I just found it snarky at times.


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    Mary fdfdgbhfg, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 01-13-14
    Mary fdfdgbhfg, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 01-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, inspiring, funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A true story of a real mother.


    What about Nicole Vilencia’s performance did you like?

    Nice voice and very good picture of what is happening.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism :)


    Any additional comments?

    It is great. You just have to read it.

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