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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: My Life with Autism

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I've been working with children with autism for more than a decade and I still learned a tremendous amount from this book. If you're a fan of intelligent, well-written insights into the human mind (in ... Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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Great insights on autism, including behaviour, treatment and "fitting in" to society. Also a lot of great thoughts on "the higher questions" of God and mental health. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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a great insight as to why i have the issues that i have always had. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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The autism spectrum keeps evolving, but my daughter is considered to be high-functioning autistic. Ever since she was in preschool, we've had teachers and physicians asking us if we had considered ... Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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I enjoyed the parts of this book that related to her own personal experiences and way of thinking. I skimmed the sections where she attempted to make generalizations about all autistic people, or explain autism as if it was a single condition. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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Amazing. Too bad she didn't put her genius to use completely sparing animals of death...but, still, a humanely-driven woman. Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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What a remarkable book! How many of us know someone with autism? This book not only opened my eyes to the way people with autism view and experience the world; it also was just extremely interesting ... Read full review

Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

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The story of Temple Grandin is amazing and very inspiring ! I got to read it after viewing a conference of hers on TED's site and she probably changed a bit my way of seeing the world which deserves a 5 stars - rating from me ! Read full review

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