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Fall down 7 times get up 8 : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida ; introduced by David Mitchell ; translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida.

Fall down 7 times get up 8 : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida ; introduced by David Mitchell ; translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida.
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ISBN 9781444799088 (hardback)
9780812997392 (hardback)
Author Higashida, Naoki, 1992- author.
Title Fall down 7 times get up 8 : a young man's voice from the silence of autism / Naoki Higashida ; introduced by David Mitchell ; translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida.
Publisher/Date London : Sceptre, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. vi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject - Name Higashida, Naoki, -- 1992- Health
Subject Autistic people -- Japan -- Biography
Autistic people -- Psychology
Autism
Added Author Mitchell, David (David Stephen) translator, author of introduction, etc.
Yoshida, KA translator.
Shelf Location 616.85882 HIGA
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