Illuminated : Autism & All the Things I'Ve Left Unsaid

Illuminated : Autism & All the Things I'Ve Left Unsaid

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Melanie Sykes

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 4/27/23

Publisher: HarperNorth

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages, 16 col plates (8pp); 16 col plates (8pp)

Weight: 528

Dimensions: 163 x 243 x 34

Melanie Sykes has been a face on our screens, a voice on our radios for nearly thirty years. As a presenter and broadcaster people turned to her for her humour, her honesty and insight. But between all the interviews and chat shows, is a life unseen, a story unsaid. Her journey - from up north to down south, from Manchester to LA and via London, Paris and India, and through the eye of the storm of celebrity culture is a rollercoaster ride. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, certainly, but also brass bands and ice cream vans, broken hearts and healing adventures - a search not for fame but for freedom. Her autism diagnosis in midlife has supercharged that journey - and means this isn't a story just of breakdown, but of breakthrough. Funny, furious and gloriously frank, this is a book that lifts the lid on being a woman in the media, navigating relationships, and being a neurodivergent person speaking up in a neurotypical world. Illuminated is Melanie, in her own inimitable voice.