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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism
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Following his ground-breaking international bestseller THE REASON I JUMP, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.
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The Sunday Times bestseller
Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally 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.

With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.

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    Autismus; Englische Bücher / Biografie, Erinnerung; Innere Medizin; Medizin / Innere Medizin; Asperger-Syndrom; Neurologie; Krankheit; Pathologie (des Menschen) / Krankheit; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General; David Mitchell writer; Cloud Atlas; Aspergers; learning difficulties; The Reason I Jump; non verbal-autism; translation; Japanese; memoir; communication

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Autor: Naoki Higashida
ISBN-13: 9781444799088
ISBN: 1444799088
Einband: ,
Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 367 g
Format: 205x134x35 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Naoki Higashida
ワbersetzung von: David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida
Naoki Higashida was born in Kimitsu, Japan in 1992. He was diagnosed with severe autism in 1998 and subsequently attended a school for students with special needs, then (by correspondence) Atmark Cosmopolitan High School, graduating in 2011. Having learnt to use a method of communication based on an alphabet grid, Naoki wrote The Reason I Jump when he was thirteen and it was published in Japan in 2007. He has published several books since, from autobiographical accounts about living with autism to fairy tales, poems and illustrated books, and writes a regular blog. Despite his communication challenges, he also gives presentations about life on the autistic spectrum throughout Japan and works to raise awareness about autism. In 2011 he appeared in director Gerry Wurzburg's documentary on the subject, Wretches & Jabberers.

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Autor: Naoki Higashida
ISBN-13:: 9781444799088
ISBN: 1444799088
Erscheinungsjahr: 11.07.2017
Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
Gewicht: 367g
Seiten: 288
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 205x134x35 mm