Shonda Schilling, the wife of former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling, has come out with a book. And unlike most books penned by former athletes or their wives, this one has peaked my interest. It’s called The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey’s with Asperger’s Syndrome.
One of the Shillings’ sons has Asperger’s Syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism. The book is written mostly by Shonda with help from Curt (he also wrote the foreword). There’s a lot I could tell you personally about AS but if you’re interested, read the book. I had the chance to listen to an interview with both Schillings on March 26th’s episode of ESPN’s Baseball Today where they spoke about their challenges and joys of raising an AS kid.
The Baseball Today interview did around to baseball, by the way. Curt Schilling does NOT miss baseball though he did take part in a fantasy league for the first time (he says he won the league “against some media types”.
Bet that made him feel good.