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Publisher's Summary

The author of the best-selling phenomenon The Reason I Jump returns with a unique memoir about life as a young adult with severe autism. With an introduction by David Mitchell, who translated this book with his wife, KA Yoshida, this extraordinary new work explores education, identity, family, society, and personal growth, opening a window into the mind of its nonverbal author and providing remarkable insights into autism in general.
©2017 Naoki Higashida (P)2017 Random House Audio
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By Diana on 12-19-17

Gracefully written with insightful observations

Beautiful writing. Spare, concise, direct, and meaningful. Nudges the reader toward awareness and away from pity.

This is one of the books that I've experienced that makes me feel expanded - as if my mind has opened up a new way of seeing and thinking.

Naoki Higashida points out people's behavior by sharing his experiences and observations, and makes us better for having seen ourselves through his eyes. And, Naoki's descriptions of what is going on inside - of which there is no hint from what we see going on outside - is illuminating, inspiring, and somewhat humbling.

Reflective aftermath.

Narration and production of this audio book are excellent.

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