Name: Brandy Nightingale. Age: 38. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in 2010. Though I’d always been curious as to what planet I'd migrated from and seriously questioned the inconveniently lengthy wintering period, I had no idea I had autism until my social anxieties and sensory overload pushed me to seek a diagnosis. Before then I’d worked behind the scenes on feature films such as Evan Almighty, The Last Airbender, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I’d done stand-up comedy for eight years, worked as a personal assistant to two well-known actors, trained dogs, and lived a semi-normal life. I recently completed my first book, EVERYTHING’S HUNKY DORY: A MEMOIR, a sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking exploration of living with and attempting to rescue my alcoholic, drug addicted mother from self-destruction—through the eyes of an autistic child.
Links to Brandy's sites:
Everything's Hunky Dory: A Memoir
Everything's Hunky Dory- Blog