Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autismby Paul Collins
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In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.
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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.
Paul Collins is the author of Sixpence House and Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books, and his work has appeared in New Scientist, the Village Voice, and Business 2.0.
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This book really made you think about the origins of autism while showing the personal side of it as well. As a mother of an autistic child, I could really relate to many of the thoughts running through Collin's mind during his journey. Whether autism touches your life or not this was an enjoyable and educational read.
This book is fascinating and positive yet realistic. It is reasuring to me, during particularly trying times with my son, to see that he may share a 'mental disorder' with some of the greater minds of our time.
Just wanted to reccomend this book to anyone so inclined to read it. This story has amazing insight into the world of an autism. Once I started this book I believe I read half of the book before I had to turn the light off. Good luck Morgan.
Hey, parents, teachers and friends of autists: Tired of reading that autism is an incurable disease? It's true, autistic people are not like the rest of us, and yes, it's hell being different than neurotypicals. But meet Peter the Wild Boy, Microsoft employees, Mr. Spock, some engineers, maybe artist Joseph Cornell, and certainly Paul Collin's endearing son Morgan--and stop reading books that make autism sound like a character defect. Autists are on a different operating system but everybody on the planet does not have to enjoy eye contact and small talk. Bravo, Mr. Collins.