Jennifer Rosado receives national recognition through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®! The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized My Alternate Universe: Anxiety, Autism, and Adventure in a Parallel Reality by Jennifer Rosado as a 2023 WINNER in the category of Memoir. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional … Continue reading 2023 Independent Press Award Winner
Author: Jennifer Rosado
“My Alternate Universe: Anxiety, Autism, and Adventure in a Parallel Reality” by Jennifer Rosado
A huge thank you to Reader Views for this awesome review!
My Alternate Universe: Anxiety, Autism, and Adventure in a Parallel Reality
PYP Academy Press (2022)
Reviewed by Sacha Fortune for Reader Views (11/2022)
“My Alternate Universe: Anxiety, Autism, and Adventure in a Parallel Reality” by Jennifer Rosado is a beautifully crafted and engaging memoir that I flew through in a couple of hours without pause.
The author recounts her own foibles as an anxious person and how it led to her experience with one of life’s greatest letdowns: childbirth. Her imagined experience quickly turned into a horror story of pain with an unplanned C-section, a stint in the NIC-U, and a colicky “volatile, mutant” child with superpowers. It was an out-of-body experience whereby she could imagine her “other self” in an alternate universe living her well-planned life.
Her thoughts on early motherhood will resonate with mothers everywhere:
Time started to lose meaning. […] It felt like…
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