...would like to introduce you to the real Jeni:
About the Author
Jeni Decker lives on a farm in rural Michigan with her husband, two autistic sons, an Aus-tralian shepherd, and an albino frog named Humbert Humbert. In between kid-wrangling and writing, she is also an independent filmmaker. You can find her at her website: http://closetspacemusings.blogspot.com/
Book trailer for Engulfed:
Book trailer for Engulfed:
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The down and dirty world of one autism mom's journey—from sex-ed to Santa Claus.
Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism on opposite ends of the spectrum (Jake and Jaxson), a husband who prefers hunting to household chores, an Australian Shepherd named Sugar, and an albino frog named Humbert Humbert. This is her story—a brash, personal, and some-times shocking memoir of one woman’s determination to raise two healthy kids with autism and keep her sanity in the process. It’s not always easy. Between “poop” incidents, temper tantrums, and the “helpful” advice about parenting from her fellow citizens in the grocery store, Jeni often finds herself wanting to throw something. With chapters like: “Tickling the Weiner,” “Why I Hate Pokemon,” “Santa: Give it a Friggin’ Rest, Already,” and “Oprah’s the Reason My Kid Thinks I Want to Drown Him in the Tub,” I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames also includes mini-chapters written by her eldest son, Jake.
Readers looking for laughter and inspiration will find it here aplenty, along with tons of surreal anecdotes that will have you either shaking your head in disbelief (for those unacquainted with the world of autism) or nodding with recognition (for those who are). As Jeni says, “I developed a new ‘normal.’”
Waiting for Karl Rove available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble; Kindle, Nook and paperback - click the book cover.
Excerpts from Amazon reviews:
Oh. My. God. This book is NUTS! I've never read anything like it and was laughing out loud by page two. The footnotes are so damn funny, they made the book!...
Beginning with page one of the book they take issue with much of what we see in the world politically (both on the right and the left), and take it upon themselves to take on a journey that will lead them into trouble, mayhem and madness that will have you laughing and smiling with each and every page...
Waiting for Karl Rove is what might be considered a psychotic poke at some of the most powerful people in the country. Not to mention poking fun at the publishing and movie industries. Laugh out loud funny. Brilliant, and a must read for all. I'm still laughing...
The scathing tone the authors take with the conservative politicians in question is made more than palatable, because of their self-effacing sense of humor. It can't be offensive if they are willing to drag themselves through their own sassy, sarcastic filter as well. And believe you me, the authors pull no punches...