Through the pages of this beautiful memoir, Katherine learns to understand her own needs and articulate them to others, battling all along with her fear of becoming unlovable. We are delighted it will be reaching a new audience in the US.
From today, The Electricity of Every Living Thing will be available is bookstores across the US for the first time.
I always hope that it finds its way into the hands of people who need it, and that it helps them to find their own, unique song. pic.twitter.com/7nncN4CUsZ
— Katherine May (@_katherine_may_) October 26, 2021
Katherine will be talking to Jen Pastiloff on Instagram later on today to celebrate the launch of her memoir stateside.
A heart rendering memoir about the realities of living with Asperger’s Syndrome, The Electricity of Every Living Thing is a funny and conversational book about being at odds with the world…
In August 2015, Katherine May set out to walk the South West Coast Path. Perhaps she was hoping to recover her identity after the onslaught of motherhood; perhaps she was clinging to the last threads of youth before she turned forty. Either way, she wanted to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life.
A chance encounter with a voice on the radio makes her realise that she has Asperger’s Syndrome, a diagnosis later confirmed by her doctor. This leads to a re-evaluation of her life – a kinder one, which allows herself to be different rather than awkward, or arrogant, or unfeeling – and throws a new light on the walking project too.
Through the pages of this beautiful memoir, Katherine learns to understand her own needs and articulate them to others, battling all along with her fear of becoming unlovable.
“A windswept tale, beautifully told” Raynor Winn – The Salt Path
“A manifesto for the value of difficult people. I loved it” Amy Liptrot – The Outrun
“Easy to devour, an incredibly raw and heartfelt story of one woman’s wondrous journey of self-discovery.” Porchlight Books
US readers can pick up a copy of Katherine’s moving memoir here.