Nobody Nowhere

Nobody Nowhere

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by Donna Williams
     
 

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Labeled abnormal, disturbed, stupid and insane, Donna Williams withdrew into a world of her own. Alternating between rigid hostility and oblivious extroversion, she waged what she termed her war against "the world."

At 25, Donna discovered a new label, one that brought some answers and a hope for belonging: autistic. This personal account of her struggle with this

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Labeled abnormal, disturbed, stupid and insane, Donna Williams withdrew into a world of her own. Alternating between rigid hostility and oblivious extroversion, she waged what she termed her war against "the world."

At 25, Donna discovered a new label, one that brought some answers and a hope for belonging: autistic. This personal account of her struggle with this condition, as well as a world ignorant of it, offers unique insight into the workings of an autistic mind.

She could have been locked up. But against all odds, Donna graduated from college with honors, lives independently and wrote this remarkable insider's view of the autistic world.

"As brave a book as you'll ever read." (Los Angeles Times)

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Author Williams, a high functioning autistic, wrote this incredible autobiography in an attempt to understand herself. In doing so, she lets us into her world. Debra Winger reads in a flat, disjointed style that captures Williams's personality. Although this is an abridgment, the producers have retained the heart of the book. The cardboard packaging will not withstand circulation; the set will need to be reboxed. Highly recommended. [For a review of the unabridged edition of Nobody Nowhere, see Audio Reviews, LJ 12/93.-Ed.]-Susan Hamburger, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517164891
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/13/1992

Meet the Author

Donna Williams was born in Australia in 1963. She was assessed at age two as psychotic, labelled disturbed and tested for deafness throughout childhood before being diagnosed as autistic in 1990. Today she is an internationally best-selling author with nine published books, an artist, singer-songwriter and emerging screenwriter. One of the most well-known people with autism in the world, Donna is a renowned international public speaker, a qualified teacher and has worked as an autism consultant since 1995.

Donna Williams was born in Australia in 1963 and raised in a working-class inner-city area in Australia. She grew up hearing words such as 'deaf', 'disturbed', 'crazy' and 'spastic', and like many able people with autism born in the 1960s and earlier, she was wasn't formally diagnosed with autism until adulthood. As well as writing, composing, painting and sculpting, she lectures and runs workshops on autism all around the world.

After 13 years in the UK, she now lives back in Australia with her husband Chris.

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