Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism because she is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person. She tells us how she managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who gracefully bridges the gulf between her condition and our own while shedding light on our common identity.
"There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable book...Displaying uncanny powers of observation...[Temple Grandin] charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words."--Philadelphia Inquirer
Great info, but sometimes a tedious read
This book is filled with interesting and eye-opening facts about the autistic mind. That much said, Temple Grandin's mind works differently than the "average" mind, and that is reflected in her writing style. Her matter-of-fact tone and endless scientific rambles made it somewhat boring at times. That much said, it was worth pressing through the book to gain a better understanding of how Dr. Grandin's incredible brain works.
Amazing book and perfect auto book! Really helped me understand my partner who has autism
Informative and honest.
I found Dr. Grandin’s book to be extremely beneficial. Her breadth of knowledge between animal husbandry and the Spectrum was very eye opening to the issues I have. Dr. Grandin, thank you for your contribution to society, and thank you for being a very positive example for so many different subsets of people.