Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind™

 Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind™  a compilation of stories and cartoons depicting the literal way that many on the Autism Spectrum interpret language, Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind ™ is  filled with hilarious stories and cartoons.  The stories will bring an increased awareness and improve communication for all of those living and loving someone on the Autism Spectrum. 

Brent Anderson, a young man with Autism, is the inspiration for the book, Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind of Autism. Although not diagnosed with Autism until the age of 13, Brent began intensive speech and language therapy at age 3. Due to his literal interpretation of language, he often experienced frustration and anxiety while communicating with others. Working with speech therapist, Andrea Mann, of Boulder, CO, Brent spent countless hours learning the meaning of ambiguous words and phrases. His Mother, co-author, Linda Gund Anderson, recognized that Brent's language challenges were not unique and the idea for Unintentional Humor was born. Linda Gund Anderson has spent years as an advocate for people with disabilities. She fought for classroom accommodations, inclusion, and more therapy in public schools. She is an effective fundraiser and is committed to raising funds for Autism organizations. She has created the Celebrate Autism Foundation which will donate a portion of all book and merchandise sales to Autism organizations around the Country. 

Unintentional Humor appeals to people of all ages and genders, making you laugh at some of our most common expressions.

The definitions in the back of the book will be helpful for families, therapists and teachers to help teach meanings of commonly misunderstood words and idioms.


Raising a child with Autism, Linda Gund Anderson spent years writing down stories of the communication challenges she and her son, Brent, experienced. After working on the book for many years, the result is the hilarious book, Unintentional Humor™; Celebrating the Literal Mind™. A combination of true stories and original cartoons, Unintentional Humor™ appeals to people of all ages. Both inspirational and educational, Unintentional Humor™Â is being read in homes and schools around the country. Linda Gund Anderson and her son, Brent Anderson will be on a nationwide book promotional tour in 2013. Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind™ (9780983450962): Linda Gund Anderson, Alan J.Lewis, Brett Bednorz, Brent Anderson: Books

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