Normal Schmormal: My Occasionally Helpful Guide to Parenting Kids with Special Needs


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$29.99  $27.89
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5.63 X 8.79 X 1.39 inches | 1.09 pounds

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About the Author

Ashley Blaker is a comedian, writer and father.

He has performed two Off-Broadway shows and several programmes on BBC Radio 4 including his family comedy Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children.

As a writer and producer for TV and radio, Ashley has worked with many considerably more successful comedians.

Normal Schmormal is his first book.



'A very funny and honest account of Ashley's extraordinary ordinary life. There is treasure here for all parents, non-parents and children of parents, and that is surely most people.'
Alex Horne

'Great insights and advice for any parent, from a unique and fascinating family and their brilliantly funny dad.'
Katy Brand

'Absolutely hilarious and yet so poignant. This book is going to both entertain and bring comfort to so many people, giving them hope for the future.'
Matt Lucas

'There's so much love and good energy in this book. It had me smiling from the very first words.'
Adam Hills

'Normal Schmormal is a laugh-out-loud, touching memoir of advice, where embracing the weird becomes something wonderful. Every parent should have a copy.'
Emma Kennedy

'Hilarious, fascinating, and moving. A very special book about a very special family. I laughed and learned so much.'
Elis James

'This is a must read. Ashley Blaker has a special brand of comic magic. His gift is in making the toughest life challenges seem relatable and even joyous.'
Rob Rinder

'Funny and warm hearted, this book is a godsend for neurodivergent parents like me.'
Josie Long

'Inspirational, moving and massively funny. A beautiful schmeautiful book.'
David Schneider

'Ashley is a superb comic writer and this is a brilliantly funny and often incredibly emotional memoir.'
David Walliams

'Full of love, this book is a unique and uplifting document of a remarkable everyday life. God knows how Ashley found time to write it.'
Mark Watson

'Funny, moving and incredibly useful. This book can teach us all something about parenting.'
Lucy Porter

'A vivid record of a father's love for his children and a plea for others to follow suit, whatever their kids may be like. A gorgeous book.'
Jeremy Dyson

'Chipped away at my ignorance and made me laugh at the same time. A neat trick.'
Mike Wozniak