Fall Down 7 Times, Get up 8

Fall Down 7 Times, Get up 8

A Young Man's Voice From the Silence of Autism

Book - 2017
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"A follow-up to its bestselling predecessor, The reason I jump opens an extraordinary, rare window into the mind and world of an autistic, non-verbal person -- now coping with a young man's life. Naoki Higashida wrote The reason I jump as a 13-year-old boy with severe autism, giving us all insight into a world never before open to us. Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a 24-year-old. Based on his hugely successful blogs in Japan, he gives us, in short powerful chapters, his moving, beautiful insights into life, identity, education, his family, our society, and personal growth. He allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it's raining outside. Introduced by award-winning author David Mitchell (co-translator with his wife KA Yoshida), this book is part memoir, part critique of a world that sees disabilities ahead of the individual, part self-portrait-in-progress of a young man who happens to have autism and wants to help us understand his world better"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Alfred A. Knopf Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780345809759
Characteristics: xxiii, 206 pages ; 22 cm

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Oct 21, 2017

Interesting, insightful, entertaining.

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