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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
Author: Temple Grandin
ISBN 13: 9780307739582
ISBN 10: 307739589
Edition: Second Edition
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2010-01-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $15.00

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

Publishers Weekly

A high-functioning autistic, Grandin presents linked articles on her life and her work as an animal scientist. (Nov.)