The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Naoki Higashida and Others
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Publisher Description

You've never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: "Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?" "Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?" "Why don't you make eye contact when you're talking?" and "What' s the reason you jump?" (Naoki's answer: "When I'm jumping, it's as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.")

With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights-- into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory-- are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
TP
Tom Picasso
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
02:27
hr min
RELEASED
2013
August 27
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
SIZE
109.8
MB

Customer Reviews

bhdhji ,

Love it

I have autism and this is ever helpfull full to know my autism more thx

Boxergirl8 ,

Life Changing!

This book was totally life changing for me. It will change the way you see non or minimally verbal people with autism. This kid is an old soul giving us access to a world I have never seen before. I suppose all that introverted time with one's thoughts lends itself naturally to self reflection but what a beautiful human being! Smart, kind, forgiving, creative....all of these describe the young author of this book. Totally worth your time. I just bought the hardback to keep!

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