Fall Down 7 Times Get up 8
A Young Man's Voice From the Silence of AutismBook - 2017
"A follow-up to his memoir The Reason I Jump, opening an extraordinary 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 popular blogs in Japan, he gives us, in short powerful chapters, 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. 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.
Characteristics: xxiii, 206 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.