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Everything is Going to be K.O.: An Illustrated Memoir of Living with Specific Learning Difficulties

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In Everything is Going to be K.O. Kaiya Stone writes about her own experiences of living with specific learning difficulties: from struggling at school to being diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia while at university, to performing her own one-woman stand up show inspired by her journey.

Always funny and unfailingly honest, Kaiya outlines the frustrations of having SPLDS
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2020 by Anima
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Rachel Bridgeman
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-20
Hugest of thanks to Martina at Midas PR for inviting me to read this debut book, Kaiya Stone’s autobiography, ‘Everything is going to be K.O’.It is out now in hardback from Head Of Zeus publishing.

I resonated with this book so hard-the sense of disclocation, feelings of being out of place and out of touch with the mainstream and hiding your worries is so familiar. I was diagnosed at the age of 44, on my second time at university, with dyslexia and dyspraxia after spending an entire lifetime tilt
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Lel Budge
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is Kaiya Stone’s memoir, telling of her slightly unconventional upbringing with her marvellously ‘hippy’ parents, to her life with Specific Learning Difficulties.

She writes with such humour and honesty it makes this a delight to read, but at the same time it deals with the seriousness of living with SLDs. I learned a lot and now have a greater understanding of the difficulties many people have to deal with on a daily basis.

It’s honest, open and illustrated with charming drawings, all of whi
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Gunther Martens
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Author was diagnosed with SpLD (specific learning disorders dyslexia, dyspraxia) while studying at Oxford University (and suspects she is eligible for ADHD and autism too, as both turn out to have been running through the family prior to her diagnosos). Having been able to mask all this (including her neuroqueer identity), this points to the excruciating levels of conformism imposed on & expected from women and girls, as well as to the hidden psychological cost. Gripping plea for recognition of ...more
Sama
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
i never know how to rate nonfiction books or just memoirs??? like i'm basically rating someone's life?? and anything less than 4 feels rude but 5 stars feels like too much????idk ...more
Chaarvi
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Kaiya Stone's sense of humor is so refreshing. I needed to read a book like this one after all the shit Atticus poetry i just put myself through. the comparison is wildly unfair, and having said that, this is a deeply satisfying read that more people need to read to be able to understand how differently the same world we share can be perceived. what i love most is how hopeful this book is and just how much struggle it was/is for the author to have achieved so much. the story is inspiring, intell ...more
Jayne
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This memoir was an absorbing, enjoyable read. It clearly highlighted how intelligent, hard working individuals can easily fall between the cracks in systems and establishments designed for one size fits all. I think the strength of the book is with the emergence of a clear and reasoned voice that will help others to see that achievement is not by bashing a round peg in a square hole but by demanding and providing different types of access that are recognised as equal. I am sure we will hear more ...more
Emily Spencer
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So grateful to hear your story. I was diagnosed with dyspraxia last year and this book made me feel included
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