No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism

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Autism is a rising epidemic that affects 1 in 68 children. When Jennifer Noonan's son was diagnosed in 2009, she refused to accept the conventional wisdom that autism was largely permanent, instead launching a relentless investigation into the very latest dietary, immunological, and metabolic research available. "I certainly had no reason to believe at that time that autism was treatable," she writes, "but somehow I decided, in my classically pigheaded way, that it would be." This spirited audacity gave her not only courage--and ultimately success--in the face of such a devastating diagnosis, but also a self-aware and darkly funny perspective on her own faults and struggles over the next six years.

With equal parts defiance, tenacity, and wry humor, No Map to This Country details one family's journey through the modern autism epidemic, and the lengths to which a mother will go to heal her family. Noonan's groundbreaking yet profoundly relatable memoir seamlessly combines cutting-edge research with a gripping and unapologetic account of her family's fight for recovery.

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Jennifer Noonan is the founder of thegfcflady.com, a website for autism parents. She holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Texas, and lives in Austin with her husband, four children, and their pet tarantula.

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"Careful and eloquent, honest and moving... Noonan's work demonstrates why we should have the deepest respect and admiration for the parents." 
Dr. Andrey Rzhetsky
Pritzker Scholar
Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Computation Institute and Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
University of Chicago
  "Jennifer Noonan picks up the gauntlet of Clara Claiborne Park and Bernard Rimland as devoted parents preparing for a marathon and finishing it... The book provides a guide path to those new to the world of autism, pioneers in their own right, as to what to expect and how best to proceed." 
Manuel F. Casanova, MD
SmartState Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics
University of South Carolina
Greenville Health System
  "I read every word because it was so well written, and I learned a good deal from it... Noonan's book would be very valuable for parents with their first exposure to autism of any type." 
Sydney M. Finegold, MD
Infectious Diseases Section
VA Medical Center West Los Angeles
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine
  
"Funny, engaging, courageous, No Map to This Country is a roadmap for anyone embarking on the journey to understanding what helps kids with autism."
Patricia Stacey, author of The Boy Who Loved Windows

"If you're the parent or caretaker of an autistic child, I have absolutely no doubt that it won't take long before your copy of No Map To This Country is dog-eared, highlighted, and marked-up. It'll be battered and well-loved because author Jennifer Noonan writes about ideas that worked for her family, theories that didn't, frustrations, comforts, camaraderie, things you can do to help your child, and a wealth of things you may be experiencing. Noonan will even make you chuckle now and then, in between the teeth-gritting episodes."  The Bookworm Sez, 4/13/16    "Noonan's book stands out. Her harrowing story reads like a valuable teaching tool for anyone concerned about autism, and especially for those dealing with it in their own families." 
Info Dad, 5/26/16 

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