A Nanaimo author has released his fourth book, Kicking ASSpergers: One Meltdown at a Time, in his journey to inspire others with autism and their families.
According to a release, a book launch event will be held by the author, Jeremy Tolmie, at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial St. in Nanaimo, on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m.
The book, written by Tolmie and co-authored Dave Ray and Joel Mark Harris, is a memoir of Tolmie’s journey with autism and his quest for happiness and self-empowerment despite the many challenges life throws at him. The book also details his struggles with mental illness throughout childhood and adulthood, from being bullied during school years to holding down a job, attending college and living semi-independently.
“Over time, Jeremy starts to alienate the people in his life with his erratic and dangerous behaviour, and finds himself in and out of various living situations, including psych wards,” noted the release. Written with humour, honesty and compassion Kicking ASSpergers breaks down stigma and dismantles myths and assumptions about autism.
On the subject of autism, Tolmie has also written Living with Aspergers Syndrome (2012), Living on the Autism Spectrum (2012) and Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2020).
Copies of Kicking ASSpergers will be available for purchase during the May 14 book launch event.