Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
Author(s): Temple Grandin
In Temple Grandin’s own words, here is the story of what it is like to live with autism, and to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. She describes her painful isolation growing up “different” and her discovery of visual symbols to interpret the “ways of the natives.” Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and a person with autism, 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.