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 Author Naoki Higashida
ISBN-10 081298515X
ISBN-13 9780812985153
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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One of the most remarkable books Ive ever read Its truly moving eye opening incredibly vivid Jon Stewart The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR The Wall Street Journal Bloomberg Business BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYouve never read a book like The Reason I Jump Written by Naoki Higashida a very smart very self aware and very charming thirteen year old boy with autism it 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 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 Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks Why dont you make eye contact when youre talking and Whats the reason you jump Naokis answer When Im jumping its 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 insightsinto the mystery of words the wonders of laughter and the elusiveness of memoryare 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 Naokis 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 The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife KA Yoshida so theyd be able to share that feeling with friends the wider autism community and beyond Naokis book in its beauty truthfulness and simplicity is a gift to be shared Praise for The Reason I JumpThis is an intimate book one that brings readers right into an autistic mind Chicago Tribune Editors Choice Amazing times a million Whoopi Goldberg PeopleThe Reason I Jump is a Rosetta stone This book takes about ninety minutes to read and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human Andrew Solomon The Times U K Extraordinary moving and jeweled with epiphanies The Boston GlobeSmall but profound Higashidas startling moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind ParadeFrom the Hardcover edition

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