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Higashida, Naoki, 1992-
Jiheishō no boku ga tobihaneru riyū. English
The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism / by Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Random House, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  RC553.A88 H5313 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Higashida, Naoki, 1992-
Subject(s) Autistic people -- Japan -- Biography
Autistic people -- Psychology
Physical Description xvii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note "Originally published in Japanese by Escor Publishers Ltd. in 2007"--Title page verso
Summary Written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. 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. With disarming honesty and a generous heart, 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, bestselling 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'd be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond.--From publisher description
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