Eloquent. Philosophical. Introspective. These are not the words usually associated with an autistic child. But in a remarkable display of courage and creativity, a boy named Tito has shattered stereotypes, and in The Mind Tree makes us question all of our previous assumptions about autism. For Tito is severely autistic and nearly nonverbal, and this is his story.
There exist countless writings and thought on autism but that writing seems inherently to come from outside observation as autism is characterized by an extreme difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication. What makes The Mind Tree so astonishing is that its author Rajarshi Mukhopadyay, who goes by Tito, was diagnosed as a child with a deep case of autism. Tito describes his experience with poetic wonder and Sanjiv Jhaveri performs these reflections with earnestness. Jhanveru seems invested in Tito’s story and unique perspective. This audiobook presents a unique viewpoint of life through the difficulties and joys of a young man growing up with a fascinating and often misunderstood disorder.
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Great but better read than listened to