Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback: ?An impressive achievement...Not likely to be forgotten anytime soon.?(Washington Times)
Here is the riveting true story of Jason McElwain? better known as ?J-Mac??the autistic student who made headlines when he scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers, for his high school basketball team in 2006. Including the revealing perspectives of J-Mac?s family and coach, this is McElwain?s inspiring account of the challenges of growing up autistic?not only for himself, but for his family. It?s also the tale of his unlikely star turn, the difference it made in his journey through life?and all the heartbreaking and heart-lifting stops along the way.
God blesses us with special people who can be a beacon of light for others. Jason is one of those special people.
Earvin Magic Johnson
His story is an inspiration for all parents and provides hope for those facing a diagnosis of autism.
Doug Flutie, Former NFL Player and Co-founder of the Doug Flutie, Jr., Foundation for Autism
McElwains book spoke right to my heart.
The Boston Globe
A deeply affecting, enlightening, and engaging book.
Booklist (starred review)
Written with a "New York Times" bestselling author, and including the revealing perspectives of his parents, brother, and coach, this is McElwain's inspiring first-person account of the challenges of growing up autistic.
About the Author
Jason J-Mac McElwain
overcame a childhood diagnosis of severe autism, enabling him to attend Greece Athena High School in Troy, NY.
Daniel Paisner is the author of nearly 40 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers.