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My Life In A Pea Soup My Life In A Pea Soup Follows One Mother S Journey To Reach Her Profoundly Autistic Daughter Set Against The Backdrop Of Three Countries Sri Lanka, Bahrain And Australia This Book Will Appeal To Anyone Who Has Experienced Heartbreak And Then Found A Way To Not Only Help Themselves, But To Help Those Dearest To Them

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • My Life In A Pea Soup
  • Lisa Nops
  • English
  • 11 July 2017
  • 9781921462320

About the Author: Lisa Nops

Lisa Nops is the author of My Life in a Pea Soup which won the Finch Memoir Prize for 2012.Aside from writing, Lisa is a full time carer to her autistic daughter, Sally, and teaches English as a second language on a part time basis.Lisa has lived in many countries with her husband, Michael, including Bahrain, England, France, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia She currently lives in



10 thoughts on “My Life In A Pea Soup

  1. says:

    While I loved Lisa Nops writing style and was thoroughly engaged by her candid and warm style of writing I would not actually recommend her book as helpful to those with children on the autistic spectrum.Due to her wealth and her husbands work, her life experiences fall far outside the realm of the norm and so while Nops book is interesting as a memoir it is not really helpful and could in fact cause guilt Re locating to other countries in order to explore other avenues of therapy or care would not be an option for most people.However to be fair to Nops she points out that this book has been her hobby and was cathartic for her so whether we enjoy her book or not it has helped her and it is a record of the first 13 years of her life with her daughter However I did actually enjoy some of the book.Nops embraces the Son Rise technique a technique I personally abhor primarily because it involves such an incredible amount of money that it is beyond the reach of most and also because it involves sacrificing the entire life and needs of the parent for the needs of the child at the expense of everything and everyone else In my opinion it is important to meet the needs of all the members of the family Nops admires a woman who worked on this program for 3 years, 12 hours a day for 7 days a week If she had friends , other children ,a husband what on earth happened to them Surely they MUST matter too.In fact Nops recruits 15 trainers to assist her with the Son Rise program.Her experiences were so far removed from mine that at times I felt alienated ,upset and even annoyed feelings which made me feel oddly guilty My older son was in early childhood diagnosed as autistic and profoundly developmentally delayed much later he was actually discovered to have a high IQ.For years I struggled alone without any of the support or finances that Nops had available and while I empathised and understood much of her agonies, misgivings and feelings I also felt so far removed from her experiences I couldn t properly relate to her experiences and this was strangely upsetting The book however is well written and I admire Nops for writing it I suspect that those without children on the Autistic Spectrum might enjoy it because it is a very interesting story but for those parents with children diagnosed with Autism who are mired in ordinary lives it may prove surprisingly upsetting because of the lack of common ground and because of the unobtainable scenarios.That said Nops is clearly a vital, interesting and wonderful person who has shared her experiences openly and I appreciate that aspect of her book immensely.

  2. says:

    The memoir is written by Lisa Nops, an Australian teacher who married Michael, an English civil engineer, in 1989 Michael s job often involved working in exotic locations, so at various times the couple have lived in Australia, New Zealand, France, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bahrain.When they decided to start a family Lisa was unable to fall pregnant, so four rounds of IVF treatment ensued, with no success Then, in November 1997, she fell pregnant naturally and their daughter, Sally, was born in 1998.Initially, Sally appeared to be a normal baby, albeit with an extremely quiet disposition, inclined to sleep over and above doing anything else, not just at night but during the day as well But as time progressed Sally failed to meet ordinary developmental milestones, such as crawling, walking and speaking, was plagued by various illnesses, including ear infections, was prone to staring intensely at objects and shadows and began to flap her hands uncontrollably when excited.When she was three, she was diagnosed with an unknown neurological problem that would require intensive speech, language and occupational therapy There was the very real possibility that she would never learn to speak in sentences Eventually she was diagnosed as autistic.The book charts Lisa s struggle to find out what was wrong with Sally, a journey that spanned several years and continents It was complicated by two factors Lisa s inability to fully accept that Sally s slow development was anything other than her just being slow, and the family s constant moving from one country to another.To read my review in full, please visit my blog.

  3. says:

    My Life in a Pea Soup was a very insightful book outlining the first hand experience of a mother who strives to offer her very autistic daughter the right care, love and support Whilst this story is very informative about the condition, for me, it was of a story of acceptance and trying to find the joy in what can sometimes be a less than perfect situation The book is incredibly honest and really shows the frailties of the author and the pain of her experiences You can t help but feel for her and want to commend her for her strength This book makes for an excellent read and will be of particular relevance to those who have experience or some kind of connection to autism.

  4. says:

    Really inspiring to read about Lisa s journey to acceptance and being happy in a life that no one would ever expect or want I loved her candid writing style and honesty about autism and her memoir really educated me on this condition, something I have very limited knowledge of I admire this woman s dedication and ability to write this novel whilst needing to dedicate so much of her life to her daughter s care.

  5. says:

    Sincere and thought provoking, the author provides us with a touching account of her journey in parenting an autistic child What I enjoyed most was her honesty and the way she came to accept and embrace her life which was very different from the one she imagined Many ideas within her story can be embraced by any of us to become positive and accepting of the cards we are all dealt within our own lives.

  6. says:

    Wonderful, poetic work about raising a profoundly autistic daughter on three different continents Lisa found the most progress working with her daughter with the Son Rise Options program , but she openly admits that this was mainly because the positive attitude of acceptance that Options advocates made therapy fun for her and her daughter, and made the bond between them closer This is a book with no magic cures, but it is an uplifting read Highly recommended.

  7. says:

    This book was an eye opener to me I do work with autistic kids but have never heard of some of the therapies mentioned in the book I would recommend this one to any parent who is going through a tough time with a child who has been diagnosed with autism.

  8. says:

    Lisa Nops has written a searingly honest and heartfelt account of her journey to acceptance of her much longed for, only daughter, Sally s profound autism It is an uplifting and inspiring read and a beautifully crafted memoir.

  9. says:

    Refreshingly honest and open account of family life with an autistic child I found myself completely drawn in to the journey the family travelled Highly recommended.

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