The extraordinary journey of a mother and a very special daughter.
What does a comedian, whose job is to make people laugh, do when she gets home and has to get her autistic daughter to simply look at her? In this tremendously moving book, humorist Raquel Sastre recounts her experience as the mother of Emma, diagnosed at a year and a half with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a genetic disease that causes intellectual disability and the absence of language.
Laughter with a Pinch of Salt is a confessional story devoid of drama about how to face adversity from the moment you learn that your daughter suffers from a disease that will make her dependent for life and how humor becomes an indispensable tool to survive in that new reality. A story of hope that brims with vitality and an exercise in courage that vindicates the importance of early care, thanks to which Emma can now communicate and look another person in the eye.
The moving testimony of a mother with a daughter with autism who wields humor as a salvation in the face of adversity.