Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story

Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story

by Eustacia Cutler
2.8 8
ISBN-10:
1932565167
ISBN-13:
2901932565163
Pub. Date:
10/28/2004
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
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A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I believe her narrative set the example for all of us to follow in the treatment of children with autism. Even Temple's own father wanted to put her (Temple) in an instition and the author was dead set against it. I wonder what would have become of Temple if not for her mother? She was a true advocate, seeking the best for her daughter and not setttling for anything less. The author's determination is to be admired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book about the life of and struggles of a mother raising her daughter(Temple)who has autism. The thinking during the 1950s was to put children with autism away in some hospital. Temple's mother fought long and hard to keep her in schools and eventually college.Yes Temple still has autism, but Today Temple holds a PhD in Animal Science and speaks around the world on the topic of autism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not as advertised. The reader learns very little about Temple Grandins family life in her early years but quite alot about the authors career interests, her marriage ...it is more of an autobiography. This woman (Temples mother) does not write as well as Temple and one is left to wonder how helpful the author is to others now that Temple includes her on her lecture circuit. No free sample overall big disappointment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Temple Grandin was born in a time where autism was not understood. Her mother details her experiences, expressing her frustrations with the lack of support and abandonment by Temples father. Professionals of that era were at a loss as how to interpret her symptoms and blamed her mother in most instances. The author's constant and lengthy references to her self and her own pursuits severly detracted from what I believe was the intended import.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The map is messed up, so bios res 1, and no berry bushes. Buy them at the Pokecenter.
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