In this remarkable book Temple Grandin provides us with a unique and compassionate insight into autism, its plurality and its links with animal thought.
The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanely, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenge
Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. She also invented the "hug box", a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.
“'Grandin has created a beautifully odd and fascinating picture of her life and mind, and her abiding love of animals'” – Elle
“'A fascinating account of how her mind works in an entirely visual way'” – Irish Times
“'Grandin's window on to the subjective experience of autism is of value to all of us who hope to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind'” – Washington Times
“'It's hard to imagine even an intellect as towering as Sacks's coming up with perceptions as rare and completely out of left field as Grandin herself does in this mind-blowing book'” – Newsday
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