Kathryn Interviews Jonathan Mooney, NY Times Best-Selling Author of “Normal Sucks”
Episode #5856
October 9th, 2019
What's Normal?
Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a kid, Jonathan Mooney didn't learn to read until he was twelve; he often heard that he was lazy and stupid and would probably end up homeless or in jail. Now’s he’s a Brown University Ivy League grad, a renowned disabilities rights advocate and in-demand speaker. Mooney meditates on his life and shares the realization that saved it: he wasn’t the problem - the educational system and society’s concept of normal were. His work has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, HBO, NPR, ABC News, NY Magazine, Washington Post and the Boston Globe, and he continues to speak across the nation about neurological and physical diversity. Mooney’s books include The Short Bus and Learning Outside the Lines.
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