About the book: The High Fiving Awesomers: A Vendetta Against High Fives and Awesome. In my book the main character, R. W. McGurski has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is considered high function Autistic. Varla, the female lead has Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. Other characters have disorders that include: Bipolar, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, illiteracy, anger issues, and speech disorders.
The purpose of this satirical piece is to expose and poke fun at normal behavior. According to worldbank.org, “One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.” As these numbers rise, variations in the way their stories are told should be considered. I chose the first-person narrative point of view to allow the reader a glimpse into the mind of a person with multiple disorders.
This is not a feel-good story of a person with disabilities overcoming challenges and winning the day. The tale of R. W. McGurski is gritty, crude, and humorous because he is self-aware of the general population’s obsession with normalcy. Obstacles in his life transform him into an antihero that retaliates against humankind.
If you feel slighted or misrepresented, remember this is fiction, bozo. The intent is to extend your boundaries of socialization and to forge a bulletproof attitude. Try volunteering at places with people with disabilities and you’ll feel fulfilled. I know I have. You are not alone.
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