Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism Audio Cassette – Oct 1 2007
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About the Author
Jenny McCarthy was born in Chicago. She was a glamour model and MTV presenter before working as a film and tv actress. She has written a number of New York Times bestsellers which focus on her experiences of motherhood. She lives with her son Evan in California. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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McCarthy may be a loving mom, but she is also a kook. Don't buy this book. The dozens of copies available new and used should tell you all you need to know: those who bought it are regretting doing so.
Additionally throughout the book she confuses correlations with causation. While two things may occur together, like height and weight or age and balding this does not necessarily mean that one is causing the other. Similarly, I think it's dangerous the way her activism has resulted in a decline in vaccines which has ultimately resulting in an increase in measles, mumps and rubella ([...]). I understand that when her child was diagnosed with autism she, as many parents do, went in search of an answer, something that happened that could have triggered the diagnosis. What she focuses on in the book is vaccines. There are many possible environmental causes as well as genetic causes that could result in autism. It is misleading to come to the conclusion that because she had a bad feeling when her son got vaccinated and the symptoms began occurring after the immunization that the vaccine likely caused it.Read more ›
I found this book to be very sad and heart-breaking. I was happy to see a nice outcome at the end. I do agree with many of her views as I have witnessed firsthand how diet changes can help conditions like this! And I do plan on doing a lot more research before I give my baby on the way too many vaccines. I am a Vet Tech and have very detailed courses in immunology so I do know the important of vaccines. But, I also do know that too much mercury is bad so I will be researching each vaccine very carfeully.
I hope Jenny does keep fighting for more research like she says! I do hope the government does come out with a test to ensure children have a strong enough immune system before they do receive too many vaccines. (I wonder if there has a been a study done with breast-milk versus formula and immune systems?) Anyways, this is a great read and I recommend this book to EVERYONE, whether you have kids or not! And ignore the reviews on here on bitter people that just don't simply agree with her views; it's pathetic that people can't give others opinions a chance!
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I truly enjoyed this book. I didn't want to put it down. Jenny McCarthy took me on a journey where I felt her pain, fear and worry and through it all she kept me laughing, even... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2011 by Sandy Bucholtz - Author, Letters From Heaven Love Mom xo
any book without an index is poor .as parents of our son joseph who is overcoming the challenge of autism,we prefer facts not a drama queen who pretends that she is the first... Read morePublished on July 2 2008 by Harry Doyle
I read this book to learn more about autism and I'm glad I did. I just could not stop reading it. The story is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2007 by lan
This book is inspiring and tells what many parents go through in searching for a cure for their autistic child. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2007 by Nicole Schwartz
When Evan McCarthy was 2, he suffered from severe convulsions. The medications he was given caused false positives in that his behavior was described as violent and psychotic. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2007 by BeatleBangs1964
I read this book to learn more about autism and I'm glad I did. I just could not stop reading it. The story is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2007 by 13
On the back cover of the book is the sentence "the first book you should read!".
Ok.....my kid has autism. He was diagnosed 6 months ago. Read more
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