Liane Kupferberg Carter is a nationally known writer, journalist and advocate for the autism community. Her memoir, Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism, is a winner of a 2017 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award. Her articles and essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Next Avenue, and Brain Child Magazine.
Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism
How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child?
Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis, to bullying and Bar Mitzvahs, Mickey's struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are honestly detailed to show how one family learned to grow and thrive with autism.
“This book beautifully captures the struggle and joy of having an autistic child.” -- American Society of Journalists and Authors
"There are books written about families, and there are books written about autism, and in 'Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable,' author Liane Kupferberg Carter seamlessly weaves the two together to create a beautiful and heart-tugging story that will stay with you for a long time. In its purest sense, this is a love story--about two parents and the love they share for each other and for their sons, one of whom has autism. "-- Better After 50 Magazine