Kathy Lette is famous for her trademark wit and as the prolific and successful author of many novels primarily aimed at a female readership, from “Girls’ Night Out” to “Mad Cows” and “Foetal Attraction”.
But now she is turning to very personal territory in her new book, “The Boy Who Fell to Earth”. It’s the story of the relationship between a mother, Lucy, and her son, Merlin, who has Asperger’s.
Kathy too has a son with autism. She joins Jenni to talk about the extraordinary highs and lows of parenting a child who is capable of moments of brilliance and moments of agonising anxiety.