The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of A Thirteen-year-old Boy With AutismeBook - 2013
a-- The Reason I Jump Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: "Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly? z"Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks? z"Why don't you make eye contact when you're talking? "and "What's the reason you jump? ("Naoki's answer: "When I'm jumping, it's as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.) "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. "It is no exaggeration to say that -- -- -- --Daily Mail "Astonishing. The Reason I Jump--The Sunday Times From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill
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