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Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism
     

Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism

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by 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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"Collins elucidates, with great compassion, what it means to be 'normal' and what it means to be human."
Vanity Fair
"Brilliant."
Washington Post
"Striking…Brave man, brave book."
Newsday
"A genre-bending spellbinder."
Entertainment Weekly
"[A] fascinating portrait of his son.
Booklist
"A thoroughly touching and engaging look at autism through the ages, told from the perspective of a loving father."
Psychology Today
"Collins paints a vivid picture of parenting, and provides a fascinating history of the disorder."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582344782
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
888,905
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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