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Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism

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Publisher Comments:

"This is a book about autism. Specifically, it is about my autism, which is both like and unlike other people's autism. But just as much, it is a story about how I emerged from the darkness of it into the beauty of it."

In this elegant and thought-provoking memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas.

Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and, later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced.

Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, it is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes's evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.

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"[An] affecting, thoughtful memoir....[T]ouching eloquence and clarity." Publishers Weekly

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"[O]pens a window into the world of autism to provide an unforgettable view." Kirkus Reviews

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"An excellent addition to any library's collection about autism, this will also resonate with all who understand the human-animal connection." Booklist

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"Lyrical, redemptive...Songs of the Gorilla Nation is as much a rhapsody to gorillas as it is an anatomy of autism." The New York Times Book Review

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"A primer on self-preservation and love." O Magazine

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"Gorilla Nation proves Prince-Hughes is a great writer — and an inspiration to anyone searching for a voice." Seattle Magazine

Synopsis:

In a moving and inspirational memoir, the author tells the remarkable story of her journey out of the isolation of Asperger's Syndrome, and of the role played by a family of captive gorillas in her transformation.

About the Author

Dawn Prince-Hughes received her M.A. and Ph.D. in interdisciplinary anthropology from the Universität Herisau in Switzerland and is an instructor in the department of anthropology at Western Washington University. She is the author of Gorillas Among Us: A Primate Ethnographer's Book of Days and the editor of Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism, and is the executive chair of ApeNet, a nonprofit organization.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400082155
Author:
Prince-Hughes, Dawn
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D.
Author:
Prince-Hughes, Dawn Phd
Location:
California
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Biography-Social Scientists and Psychologists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.18x5.24x.55 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400082155 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] affecting, thoughtful memoir....[T]ouching eloquence and clarity."
"Review" by , "[O]pens a window into the world of autism to provide an unforgettable view."
"Review" by , "An excellent addition to any library's collection about autism, this will also resonate with all who understand the human-animal connection."
"Review" by , "Lyrical, redemptive...Songs of the Gorilla Nation is as much a rhapsody to gorillas as it is an anatomy of autism."
"Review" by , "A primer on self-preservation and love."
"Review" by , "Gorilla Nation proves Prince-Hughes is a great writer — and an inspiration to anyone searching for a voice."
"Synopsis" by , In a moving and inspirational memoir, the author tells the remarkable story of her journey out of the isolation of Asperger's Syndrome, and of the role played by a family of captive gorillas in her transformation.
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