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Tom Cutler: Keep Clear: My adventures with Asperger’s

£3.00£5.00

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020 at 6pm

Location: Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU

A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger’s syndrome. Diagnosed aged 56, Tom Cutler finally made sense of his social awkwardness and his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, gyroscopes, and Sherlock Holmes.

Like many with Asperger’s, Tom possesses great facility with words, and this shines through his exceptionally warm, funny and moving memoir.

Age guidance 12+

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Event Details

Date: March 12, 2020

Start time: 06:00 p.m.

End time: 07:15 p.m.

Venue: Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger’s syndrome.

It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him to make sense of everything that’s come before, including his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, gyroscopes, and Sherlock Holmes. Finally realising that he has Asperger’s allows a light to dawn on the riddles of his life: his accidental rudeness, maladroitness, unease, Pan Am smile, and other social impediments. But, like many with Asperger’s, Tom possesses great facility with words, and this shines through this exceptionally warm, bright, and moving memoir, which is alternately strikingly revealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and achingly sad.

Tom explores his eccentric behaviour from boyhood to manhood, examines the role of autism in his strange family, and investigates the scientific explanations for the condition. He recounts his anxiety and bewilderment in social situations, his particular trouble with girls, his sensory overload, and his strange dress sense. He shares his autistic adventures in offices, toyshops, backstage in theatres, and in book and magazine publishing houses, as well as on or more often off roads.

Tom Cutler is a bestselling British author. After a curious career in book and magazine publishing, and having built up a lifetime’s scar tissue, he decided to launch himself as a humorous writer upon a reading public that had done nothing to hurt him.

Tom’s books cover a variety of subjects, including language, sex, and music. Among his several international bestsellers are, A Gentleman’s Bedside Book and the Amazon number-one blockbuster, 211 Things A Bright Boy Can Do. His work has been translated into several languages.

Tom is a practising magician and member of the Magic Circle, as well as a longstanding Sherlock Holmes aficionado. He has always known that there is something strange about the way he relates to the world, but it was only in 2016, at the age of 56, that he was formally identified as being on the autism spectrum. This, he says, was the happiest day of his life.

Age guidance 12+

For venue Access Guide, click here AccessAble

Additional information

Date

12 March 2020

Time

6pm-7.15pm

Venue

Huddersfield Library, Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU

Cost

£3, £5

Ticket Type

Concession, Full Price

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