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Paul Collins is the author of Sixpence House and Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books and lives in Portland with his wife and son.
Excellent background on the history of autism and how society has shaped this condition's definition and degree of acceptance over the years. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Rebecca Short
Having an autistic daughter, I selected this read because I was hoping to get some insights into how this family dealt with and or interacted with their autistic child. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Craig M.
Colliins' descriptions as a parent of a child with autism, combined with the interesting history of the condition, blend for fascinating read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Watson
A thorough and thought provoking work that enlightens and deepens the perspective on autism. Deeply touching without superficial emotionalism.Published 7 months ago by minnamoe
I’ve journaled nearly twenty pages of commentary on this book. Now, having finished it, I’m not sure what I should share and what should be kept to myself. Read morePublished 17 months ago by AnakaliaKlemm
I have learned a great deal about autism in this beautifully told account of Morgan, three years . Author Paul Collins, and father of Morgan leads us through some history,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bonnie Samuel
As a mother of a son with Aspergers, I enjoyed this book immensely. It weaves history of our understanding and knowledge of these special humans with the compassionate, powerful,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ann M. Lokey
This book was recommended to me by the Chair of the Psychology Department at the university I attend. I am both a psychology major and a mother of an autistic son. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Carol A. Maderer