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THINKING IN PICTURES: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Unlike the rest of us, Grandin does not think in words. As she describes it, she has ... Read full review

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Temple, thank you! You inspired me in a lot of ways then I ever realized before. I watched the movie that was based on your life and I have to tell you: that was the one thing that inspired me the most when it came to living with Autism. My name is Jessica Ness. I've known I was autistic for eleven years now. I first found out I was autistic when I was ten. Temple, after seeing the movie based on your life and reading about everything you've done in your life already, your story gave me a ton of inspiration. I actually love to write books too! I actually have three novels done and I'm working on a children's book series. Without knowing about you and reading and watching your whole life story, I honestly don't know where I would be right now. I really hope I meet you in person someday. Thank you for everything! You will always inspire me to be all I can be! 

Review: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Maddie - Goodreads

This book was originally written in 1995 and has sections at the end of each chapter of "updates" that occurred in the field by 2005. Knowing that, if my students check this out for a resource on ... Read full review

Excellent book from an Autistic person

User Review  - antiquerestorer - Walmart

I have an autistic son who is now 21. I was able to meet the author at a seminar in Atlanta. Reading this book gave me an insight into how my son was thinking. I liked it so much that this is proably ... Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Buggz79 - Goodreads

Temple Gardin's candin sharing of the Autism experience is an invaluable insight into the working of the Autistic mind. Her experiences give me hope that those in my life living with Autism can have a full and productive life. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Abuela Linda - Goodreads

Temple Grandin taught me so much about autism and her work to improve conditions of cattle in slaughterhouses is inspiring. The importance of early intervention with children who have been diagnosed ... Read full review

Review: Thinking In Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life With Autism

User Review  - Tory Anderson - Goodreads

High rating not because it was a masterpiece overall -- I sped-read the bulk of the book -- but it provides valuable insight into human nature. My great take-home message was that there are autistic ... Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Annmarie Duchon - Goodreads

I found interviews with Temple and hearing her speak about her experience more helpful than this book. Regardless, it is still highly recommended. She is a rare outspoken person who has revolutionized how folks with autism are understood. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Immensely helpful in our initially coming to grips with our son's problems -- a must-read for anyone looking for about as optimistic a take as one can find in this complicated field. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

User Review  - Goodreads

Fascinating look at the world from inside another person's mind. She covers a lot of scientific and interdisciplinary ground in explaining how the autistic/aspergers mind works in the world we live in ... Read full review

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