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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His book captures the nostalgic romanticism of the Australian bush in the 1960s but also the height of deep ignorance and the culture of 'see no evil' in which almost all who could and should have ... Read full review

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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)

Donna Williams began her well-traveled career in the mid-1980s as a banker with Bankers Trust Company. As an investment banker, she worked primarily designing structured finance transactions for healthcare and travel services companies. In 1993, she received her MBA from Columbia Business School. From there she launched her publishing career at Doubleday and was subsequently recruited to work in strategic development for the Times Mirror Company. In 1998, she joined BigStar Entertainment as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to writing The Business Travel Almanac 2004, Donna was a bi-coastal marketing and business development consultant. Her clients included Internet and publishing companies in industries spanning surfing to travel to healthcare. She lives in Athens, New York, where she writes about travel and is an occasional professor of microeconomics and marketing. This is her second book. She is also the author of New York On The Fly published by On The Fly International, LLC.

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