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  • ISBN: 9780812994865 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0812994868 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780812994872 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013.

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"Originally published in Japanese by Escor Publishers Ltd. in 2007"--Title page verso.
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Written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very ... Read More
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Translation of: Jiheishō no boku ga tobihaneru ... Read More
Subject: Higashida, Naoki 1992-
Autistic people Japan Biography
Autistic people Psychology
Summary: Written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this memoir demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights, into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory, are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again. In his introduction, novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki's words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they would be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond.--Publisher information.
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