Review: Do Lemons Have Feathers? by David J.Burns

Do Lemons Have Feathers?

  • David Burns
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • 21st February, 2016
  • Health, Mind & Body

“Are you beginning to see past the disability and starting to appreciate the gift?”

In this unashamedly honest book, David J. Burns draws on his own lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to provide guidance on how to take advantage of the supposed disadvantage. The book is filled with often hilarious anecdotes, spanning the confusion of his early diagnosis, to his marriage and life with his four children, as David proffers his advice on how to cope with everything from school work to flirting. Part memoir, part guide, and written with a refreshingly funny outlook, this book can be picked up and dipped into whether you’re looking for encouragement, practical coping strategies, or a perspective of life as seen through the lens of ASD.


I have finished this book in like two sittings. I probably would have finished it in one if not annoying thing called ^sleep^. At first I wasn’t sure how I am going to review this book. There was something that made me tick, but I wasn’t sure what exactly.

First of all I really liked a lemon on the cover. It looks fresh and you can almost smell it. When I first got across the name, I was like what? Do lemons have feathers? That’s absurd! However after reading the description I was hooked.

When I finally got my hands on this book, I found it hard to put it down. I mean… I fell asleep about 2am in the morning with my glasses on!

What I liked the most in this book is that David J. Burns tells you his own personal experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). His witty insights and advice helps you to understand how to deal with every day if you need to face an ASD.

Do lemons have feather is nothing I have ever read about ASD before. It really gives you a fresh layer of colour for an old picture. Let me tell you: the more colours you can see, the better understanding you have got about it.

“Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability” – Stuart Duncan


I received a review copy from publisher through Netgalley for honest opinion. Nobody paid me to write this.