52 Blue Mondays

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
70 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2014
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Author Biography

Artist - Songwriter - Event Planner

Morgan Vice is a young woman on the autism spectrum. She was diagnosed at age three. When she was young, she had very little functional language. Over the years, she has developed a unique unfiltered way of stating what’s on her mind. She also enjoys painting and writing songs with her mom about her favorite things. She is always looking forward to the next big thing, and enjoys adding upcoming events to her calendar.

Speaker - Singer – Songwriter As a songwriter and artist, Tammy Vice has had four songs hit #1 on Christian and Country charts. She was named as the Country Music Hall of Fame's 2009 nominee for the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award. She is produced by GodsChild Records. Her CDs include “Love Can Grow”, “Miracles & Memories”, “Breaking The Chains”, & "More Than Just Getting By". Tammy became a strong advocate for autism education and awareness after her younger daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed at age 3. She is the producer and host of “Breaking The Chains”, an annual autism benefit held at the Bluebird Cafe'. April 2014 marked the event's 13th anniversary. Know The Hope was developed out of her passion to create understanding and provide opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The purpose of Know The Hope is two-fold. First, to support and strengthen families; Tammy integrates autism awareness into her music program to help families like her own adapt to the everyday challenges and joys of raising children with special needs. The program also provides awareness and guidance to others, including businesses and faith communities, on how to include families with disabilities. Secondly, to work with individuals with disabilities; Sharing music and songwriting skills - "I believe everyone has something to say, something to offer." – Tammy Vice

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

52 Blue Mondays by Tammy and Morgan Vice is a heartwarming account of quotes by Morgan Vice, with accompanying photos, during the course of a calender year. Diagnosed at age three with autism, Morgan has grown into a young woman with an acute sense of reality as she perceives it. She has a unique way of telling how she feels about any given event, at that particular moment in time. Whether it is a Monday when she wakes up not wanting to go to school, her reaction to a near miss automobile accident, or listening to a seemingly endless list of websites, Morgan’s insights are informative and whimsical at the same time.

Tammy Vice’s collection of photos is an inspiring presentation of 52 Blue Mondays that shows how much she and her family nurture Morgan’s ongoing education of her independent skills, with a healthy dose of self esteem. Morgan is amazing and she is not afraid to say it out loud with conviction. Like the time when Morgan, while by being assisted by her father, cooked breakfast one Saturday morning when Tammy was out of town. Dad pitching to her while playing ball on Memorial Day, she tells him to throw hits, not stripes. Tammy and Morgan are able to tell their story of how a family can bond together with lots of love, patience, and understanding to nurture a young girl with very limited functional speech to dressing like a princess for her prom (ball), and singing a song from Cinderella. As a reader you will be captivated with Morgan and how she handles the challenges of everyday life.