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The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism

The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism

Higashida, Naoki, 1992- author

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

Book. English.
Published Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
ISBN: 0345807820, 9780345807823
Note: "Originally published in Japanese by Escor Publishers Ltd. in 2007"--Title page verso.
Physical Description: xvii, 161 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Autistic people Japan Biography.; Autism.; Autistic people Psychology.; Higashida, Naoki, 1992-