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Nobody Nowhere
     

Nobody Nowhere

by Donna Williams
 

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Donna Williams was a child with more labels than a jam-jar: deaf, wild disturbed, stupid insane... She lived within herself, her own world her foreground, ours a background she only visited. Isolated from her self and from the outside world, Donna was, in her words, a Nobody Nowhere. She swung violently between these two worlds, battling to join our world and,

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Donna Williams was a child with more labels than a jam-jar: deaf, wild disturbed, stupid insane... She lived within herself, her own world her foreground, ours a background she only visited. Isolated from her self and from the outside world, Donna was, in her words, a Nobody Nowhere. She swung violently between these two worlds, battling to join our world and, simultaneously, to keep it out. Abandoned from all connection to the self within her, she lived as a ghost with a body, a patchwork of the images which bombarded her. Intact but detached from the seemingly incomprehensible world around her, she lived in what she called 'a world under glas&sgrave;.

After twenty-five years of being misunderstood, and unable to understand herself, Donna stumbled upon the word 'autism': a label, but one which held up a mirror and made sense of her life and struggles, and gave her a chance to finally forgive both herself and those around her.

Nobody Nowhere is disturbing, eloquent and ticklishly funny: it is an account of the soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived in an unsympathetic environment despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. It describes how, against the odds, Donna came to live independently, achieve a place at university, and write this remarkable autobiography. It is now an international bestseller, sold in over 14 languages throughout the world. This is a book that will stay with you as one of the most exceptional works you will ever read.

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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:
9781853027185
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
312,589
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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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