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Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor's Journey to Broadway's Biggest Stage

Forfatter: Mickey Rowe Oplæser: Mickey Rowe Lydbog

Growing up, Mickey Rowe was told that he couldn’t enter the mainstream world.

He was iced out by classmates and colleagues, infantilized by well-meaning theatre directors, barred from even earning a minimum wage. Why? Because he is autistic.

Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor’s Journey to Broadway’s Biggest Stage is Mickey Rowe’s inspiring story. As an autistic and legally blind person, it was always made clear to Mickey the many things he was apparently incapable of
doing. But Mickey did them all anyway—and he succeeded because of, not in spite of, his autism. He became the first autistic actor to play the lead role in the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, landed the title role in the
play Amadeus, cocreated the theatre/philanthropy company Arts on the Waterfront, and founded the National Disability Theatre. Mickey faced untold obstacles along the way, but his story ends in triumph.

Many people feel they are locked out of the world of autism—that it’s impossible to even begin to understand. In Fearlessly Different, Mickey guides readers to that world while also helping those with autism to feel seen and understood. And he
shows all people—autistic and nonautistic alike—that the things that make us different are often our biggest strengths.

© 2022 Recorded Books, Inc. (Lydbog) ISBN: 9781705051283

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