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Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism

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Publisher Comments:

When Paul Collins's son Morgan was two years old, he could read, spell, and perform multiplication tables in his head...but not answer to his own name. A casual conversation-or any social interaction that the rest of us take for granted-will, for Morgan, always be a cryptogram that must be painstakingly decoded. He lives in a world of his own: an autistic world.

In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, Collins's travels take him from an English churchyard to the Seattle labs of Microsoft, and from a Wisconsin prison cell block to the streets of Vienna. It is a story that reaches from a lonely clearing in the Black Forest into the London palace of King George I, from Defoe and Swift to the discovery of evolution; from the modern dawn of the computer revolution to, in the end, the author's own household.

Not Even Wrong is a haunting journey into the borderlands of neurology - a meditation on what "normal" is, and how human genius comes to us in strange and wondrous forms.

Review:

"This is a smart, compassionate study of autists — 'the ultimate square pegs' — and how they see the world, darkly, through the thickets of their own genius." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a haunting journey into the borderlands of neurology — a meditation on what "normal" is, and how human genius comes in strange and wondrous forms.

Synopsis:

In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.

About the Author

Paul Collins is the author of Sixpence House and Banvard's Folly. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books, and his work has appeared in New Scientist, Business 2.0, and Tin House.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582343679
Subtitle:
A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism
Author:
Collins, Paul
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Pediatrics
Subject:
Autistic children
Subject:
Autism in children
Subject:
Caregivers
Subject:
History
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1208
Publication Date:
20050411
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illus. throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.86 x 5 x 0.77 in 0.69 lb

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Product details 256 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582343679 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a smart, compassionate study of autists — 'the ultimate square pegs' — and how they see the world, darkly, through the thickets of their own genius."
"Synopsis" by , Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a haunting journey into the borderlands of neurology — a meditation on what "normal" is, and how human genius comes in strange and wondrous forms.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.

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