11 Year Old Author Author Alex Grevious!


CODY IS THERE, SO I’M GOING TO GET IN. OKAY, YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE HOOK UP. I KNOW I HAVE THE HOOK UP. WE WILL FIND OUT TOMORROW. MOMENT OF TRUTH THAT HE’S NOT EVEN A TEENAGER, BUT ALREADY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR. WE ARE MEETING THIS INSPIRING YOUNG MAN. INSPIRING IS NOT EVEN THE WORD, HE IS JUST SO INCREDIBLE, I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU WHEN I GROW UP, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS ALEX, HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT IN A SECOND, BUT THE WAY I MET ALEX IS BECAUSE YOU INVITED ME TO BE A GUEST ON YOUR PODCAST. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING PODCAST? SINCE LAST APRIL, I HAVE BEEN DOING THE PODCAST AND HOW I CAME UP WITH THE PODCAST, MY MOM WAS IN THE CAR AND I SAID, WE SHOULD START A PODCAST TOGETHER AND SO WE WERE TRYING TO FIND AN IDEA FOR THE PODCAST. MAYBE WE SHOULD DO COMMUNITY LEADERS? SO WE WERE DOING THAT FOR A WHILE, AND EVENTUALLY YOU WANTED TO DO IT, AND I THOUGHT, THAT IS COOL, I COULD DO IT WITH COURTNEY DEMPSEY. IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE ON YOUR PODCAST, AND WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOUR PODCAST, YOU START WITH A JOKE DO WE HAVE A SEGMENT CALLED DAD JOKES. I’M GOING TO PLAY ONE FOR YOU, ARE YOU READY? THIS IS DAVE DOING TODAY’S DAD JOKE. WHY DID SOMEBODY SMEAR PEANUT BUTTER ON THE ROAD? WHY, DAVE? TO GO WITH THE TRAFFIC JAM. THAT’S GOOD. HE LAUGHED. THAT IS SOMETHING ONE OF MY GUESTS WOULD SAY. THAT IS GOOD, OKAY, GIVE US YOUR JOKE. YOU WANT TO HEAR A JOKE ABOUT HOLES? OKAY. NEVERMIND, IT IS GOING TO BE TOO DEEP ANYWAY. [LAUGHTER] I LOVE IT, I LOVE HOW HE JUST THROWS IT IN THERE, YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT WAS COMING. YOU WROTE THIS BOOK BECAUSE YOU ARE AUTISTIC AND YOU WANTED TO CONVEY WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING A YOUNG MAN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM. SO TELL US WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT. IT IS A KID WHO HAS AUTISM, SO HE GOES ABOUT HIS DAILY LIFE, AND WHAT SOME PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND, HE GETS REALLY UPSET ABOUT IT, AND HE TELLS HOW IT WORKS, SO HE WANTS PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT BEING DIFFERENT IS OKAY AND HE WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO AND HE REALIZES HIS AUTISM IS LIKE A SUPERPOWER IN SOME WAYS. I LOVE IT, ABSOLUTELY. AND I KNOW THAT YOU WERE BULLIED A BIT, SO THAT WAS ANOTHER WAY THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET IT OUT, HOW YOU FELT, AND AS YOU MENTIONED, TO EXPLAIN TO OTHER KIDS BECAUSE SOMETIMES KIDS DON’T UNDERSTAND , SO IF YOU EXPLAIN IT TO THEM, IT HELPS THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S NOT OKAY TO PICK ON SOMEBODY FOR THAT. ABSOLUTELY. YEAH, IT MADE ME SAD, MY MOM WAS KIND OF UPSET ABOUT IT, SO SHE WANTED TO MAKE ADVOCACY NOT ONLY FOR MYSELF BUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE. SO, I GOT BULLIED FOR IT AND I DIDN’T FEEL GOOD AND I THOUGHT, I SHOULD JUST WRITE A BOOK. SO ME AND MY MOM WENT ABOUT IT AND SHE FOUND A PUBLISHER, HER NAME IS MS. FALLON AND HER PUBLISHING COMPANY, AND WE PUBLISHED THE BOOK. IT IS ILLUSTRATED BY YOUR UNCLE, AND YOU’RE GOING TO BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING TOMORROW, TELL PEOPLE WHERE THEY SHOULD GO? THEY SHOULD GO TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SACRAMENTO, IT IS AT 6:30 IN THE CHAPEL OF AND CREATOR OF HIS OWN PODCAST. MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER THAT NAME BECAUSE THIS KID IS ABSOLUTELY SOARING WITH EAGLE

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