Fall down 7 times, get up 8 : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida ; introduced by David Mitchell ; translated by David Mitchell, KA Yoshida.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Sceptre,
ISBN: 9781444799088 (hbk.) :
Translated from the Japanese.
Here, Naoki Higashida offers an illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems.
vi, 273 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
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