Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596917491
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 584,782
  • File size: 657 KB

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Excellent read!

    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.

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