A Blessing and a Curse: Autism and Me (Google eBook)

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, May 15, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Growing up in Australia in the 1970s, Caiseal Mór was labelled `retarded' and `an idiot', and his parents were led to believe that physical punishment could cure his autism. In this courageous and captivating autobiography, Mór vividly captures his early experiences of dissociation from his true existence - a common reaction by children suffering from repeated abuse - and the various personas through which he lived through in his teens and early adulthood - the Mahjee, Charles P. Puddlejumper, Marco Polo and Chameleon Feeble. The rocky path towards discovering his true identity and finally accepting himself takes him on a spiritual pilgrimage via several different countries, once nearly getting caught unwittingly carrying drugs over the Moroccan border; forming relationships with people he meets but very often misjudges; to the revelation - the awakening - of love and acceptance.
  

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Lĺnade denna bok frĺn biblioteket och streckläste den. En för mig riktig "page turner".
En otrolig historia som inspirerar men som ocksĺ ger en inblick i caiseal mors syn pĺ världen...

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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
7
One
9
Two
27
Three
59
Four
77
Five
89
Six
121
Seven
151
Eight
181
Nine
197
BACK COVER
211
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About the author (2007)

Caiseal Mór is the well-known author of two non-fiction books, twelve fantasy novels, including the Wellspring and Watchers trilogies, and the composer of six accompanying musical CDs. He lives in Australia with his wife.

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