• Louder Than Words

  • A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
  • By: Jenny McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Louder Than Words

By: Jenny McCarthy
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
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One morning, Jenny McCarthy sensed something was wrong and ran into her two-year-old son Evan's room to discover he was having a seizure. In that moment, Jenny was thrust into the midst of a medical odyssey. After numerous misdiagnoses and many harrowing, life-threatening episodes, Evan was finally diagnosed with autism. Jenny didn't know what to do next and found herself alone, without any resources except for her determination to help her son.

Realizing that she'd have to become a detective, Jenny spoke with many doctors, parents, governmental agencies, and private foundations, and became an expert at Google research. At last, she discovered a combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. Here, she shares her experiences and knowledge and offers a roadmap for other concerned parents.

©2007 Jenny McCarthy (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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unfortunate

Although I understand Jenny McCarthy's personal turmoil dealing with her son's autism, I find it unfortunate that she felt she needed to resort to vulgar language to tell her story, thereby limiting her audience. Parents need all the support they can get but don't need to be subjected to the offensive language of this author.

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I can't thank you enough

I am a single dad ( a man version of Jenny) who has made up his mind to be the love his sons needs and this book was full of love,hope and I would like to thank Jenn

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Must read for parents of kids on autism spectrum

Jenny talks in a straight-up honest voice about the road of autism and what she's done to face it with her son. I found myself laughing and crying through the entire book. At times I'd say "atta girl" or "good for you" since I've walked in those same shoes. We've dealt with autism for five years now and I remember one special education teacher telling me "you have to be the voice for your daughter. You've got to be your child's advocate and push to get results." Jenny does just that.

Her heartwarming story gives you hope and even though we've been living with this for so long even I picked up something new...her experience with a gluten free diet has inspired me to give it a try.

Jenny's book helps you realize even celebrities aren't immune to bad things that happen. She's speaks like one of us and you understand that we're all in this together and change can happen when you take charge.

I highly recommend Jennys book to everyone including those who don't deal with autism spectrum disorders. Her point of view lets you understand what the familes go through rather than shy away from them.

Great job Jenny! Spoken like a true mom!
Donna, Small town Minnesota

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Attention new moms

Please please please read. Forget what you’ve heard about Jenny McCarthy. It’s your child’s life. It’s worth listening to 1 book, even IF it could be a load of bull...which this book is NOT. So much good info :)

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All this time I heard that she was anti-vax.

My 20 month old was diagnosed recently. Prior to this I had always heard and assumed that Ms McCarthy was pushing anti vaccine rhetoric. She isn't. She is asking for us to challenge the schedule of vaccines and asking moms to know what we are putting into the bodies of our children whether it is food, drinks, antibiotics and yes even vaccines. She gives good guidance about HER experiences and what worked for her child.

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Thank you

Laughed and cried through this story. Thank you for sharing your story. For a moment I didn’t feel alone, with my child’s autism diagnosis.

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Woe is me attitude displayed by negative reviews

Helpful. Anti - metal toxicity.
Pro-Healthy child.
Informative immune treatment.
1970: 1-10,000.
2008: 1-150 autism

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Beautiful!

I just found out that my son has autism and it devastated me thinking how he won't grow up to be a normal kid but this book gave me hope! thank you so very much!

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Grateful for this story

As a grandma of a newly diagnosed Autistic grandson, it was enlightening and educational to hear Jenny's journey in helping her son. As heartbreaking as it is; it is also breathtaking to see her perseverance pull her son through the window. It gives us hope! Thanks you for sharing your story. We are on that journey now. And we will pull him through that window too! Many blessings to you and you son! ❤️

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This was an amazing open, loving, and educational book. Lots of love and props to parents with these amazing children

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