Literary launches and food go exceedingly well together and so it was on Friday night in Brisbane's West End. We journeyed to the "big smoke" (the Avid Reader bookshop) to hear new author Matthew Karpin present his searing life writing (=diary) The Crisis: How autism nearly destroyed my family and what we did. Afterwards we wandered a couple of doors north along Boundary Street to the relatively new Chop Chop Changes for enticing Thai and other Asian yummies and drinkies. I wasn't sure what The Crisis would be like but now that I've heard Matthew speak and dipped into the text ... I think it's a keeper and will help us understand more about autism spectrum disorder and its lived experience.