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Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism *(Inscribed by Author)

Grandin, Temple

Published by Vintage Books, New York, N.Y., 2010
ISBN 10: 0307739589 / ISBN 13: 9780307739582
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Title: Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from...

Publisher: Vintage Books, New York, N.Y.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Inscribed by Author on title page 'To Helena' and signed. Book is in Fine condition, whistle-clean and unmarked, without a crease, stiff and shiny. Pristine.* eleventh printing. With a forward by Oliver Sacks. "There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable book. Displaying uncanny powers of observation . (Temple Grandin) charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer. "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 perspectives 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." from the back cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000697

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin's first book--and the first picture of autism from the inside--"quite extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable." Sacks told part of her story in his An Anthropologist on Mars, and in Thinking in Pictures Grandin returns to tell her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling. Grandin told Sacks, "I don't want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something ... I want to know that my life has meaning ... I'm talking about things at the very core of my existence." Grandin's clear exposition of what it is like to "think in pictures" is immensely mind-broadening and basically destroys a whole school of philosophy (the one that declares language necessary for thought). Grandin, who feels she can "see through a cow's eyes," is an influential designer of slaughterhouses and livestock restraint systems. She has great insight into human-animal relations. It would be mere justice if Thinking in Pictures transforms the study of religious feeling, too.

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