Carly's Voice by Arthur Fleischmann
Breaking Through Autism

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Arthur Fleischmann, bares his soul as he writes a very raw and honest book about life with Carly.
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In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter—after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.

One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission

About Arthur Fleischmann

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A passionate advocate for children with autism, Arthur Fleischmann is the founder and president of John St., a Canadian advertising agency. He lives with his wife, Tammy, and his three children in Toronto, Canada. Carly Fleischmann is the daughter of Arthur Fleischmann, author of Carly's Voice, which chronicles Carly's inspiring journey through the challenges of living with autism. She has been featured on The Talk, Larry King Live, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and 20/20. Carly lives with her father, her mother, Tammy, and her two siblings in Toronto, Canada. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. His recent audio includes the New York Times bestseller The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (Tantor). "Lawlor is masterful." -The Philadelphia Inquirer Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
Published March 27, 2012 by Touchstone. 402 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Below average
Jan 15 2012

Fleischmann displays brutal, disarming honesty, though toward the beginning of the book some readers may wonder when enough is enough.

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Publishers Weekly

Jan 02 2012

In this inspiring story, Carly has a bat mitzvah, starts attending mainstream gifted classes, and has become an autism spokesperson.

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Barbara Scott on Mar 29 2012

CARLY’S VOICE tells us clearly that, within the tormented bodies of some autistics, there is an organized intellect crying to get out.

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Toronto Star

Reviewed by Valerie Hauch on Mar 26 2012

Carly’s Voice doesn’t sugarcoat the Fleischmanns’ turbulent, exhaustive lives as Carly struggled. . .and continues to struggle, with the symptoms of autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Stiletto Storytime

Reviewed by Courtney Webb on Mar 28 2012

Informative and educational it is also a spectacular resource for those wanting to learn more about autism from those who live it firsthand.

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Childrens Books Heal

Reviewed by Patricia Tilton on Apr 16 2012

Arthur Fleischmann, bares his soul as he writes a very raw and honest book about life with Carly.

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