Living with Max (wt)

by Chloe Maxwell

On Sale: 01/04/2012


About the Book

Heartbreakingly honest, moving and inspiring, Chloe Maxwell and Mat Rogers share their journey of discovery with their autistic son, Max. 'It feels terrible for your son to want to hurt you so bad that you bleed, and to look into his beautiful eyes and see nothing but hatred. What mother could deal with that? Not me, that's for sure. I loved my son, but I was no longer sure whether I was the right mother for this job.'Chloe Maxwell seemed to be living the dream: discovered at sixteen as a model, she went on to become a household name as a tV personality. then she met rugby star Mat Rogers and a great romance was born.Inside, though, Chloe was fighting her own demons: her parents' separation in her teens had led to a deep sense of insecurity. then Mat's father, football legend Steve Rogers, died after taking prescription drugs and alcohol.Chloe treated her wounds with an 'alcohol Band-aid' until the birth of Mat and Chloe's son, Max, heralded a new beginning. But it soon became clear that Max was not like other boys: the few words he learned faded away, his rages transcended any regular toddler tantrums, and he seemed to exist in a bubble, cut off from everyone.Heartbreakingly honest and moving, LIVING WItH MAX is the story of how Chloe and her family learned to face the challenges of autism and release the little boy locked within.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780730497271
  • ISBN 10: 0730497275
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/04/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD


Chloe Maxwell is a successful model, best known to many as the Jeans West girl, and television presenter. She is married to rugby legend Mat Rogers. They have a son, Maxwell Danger, and a daughter, Phoenix. After Max was diagnosed with autism spectral disorder, they founded the charity 4 ASD Kids to help underprivileged families fund their children’s medical costs. Chloe is also stepmother to Rogers' two children, Jack and Skyla, from a previous relationship. They live on the Gold Coast.

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