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

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

by Eustacia Cutler

NOOK Book(eBook)

$17.99 $23.95 Save 25% Current price is $17.99, Original price is $23.95. You Save 25%.

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now


A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler's story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative Leave-it-to-Beaver world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as infant schizophrenics and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community, and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, beyond my wildest dreams. Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form. Insightful chapters include: And Baby Makes Three As the Twig Is Bent Childhood The Separate Worlds Begin Things Fall Apart And Start All Over Again The End of Childhood Then What Happened? Looking for the Source The Legacy of Genes What It Means to Be Human

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274384
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: A Thorn in My Pocket Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 191
Sales rank: 1,082,450
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A talented playwright, author and actress and mother of four, Eustacia Cutler is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English literature. Her daughter Temple Grandin is Associate Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University, and author of Animals in Translation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: And Baby Makes Three
Chapter 2: As the Twig Is Bent
Chapter 3: Childhood
Chapter 4: The Separate Worlds Begin
Chapter 5: Things Fall Apart
Chapter 6: And Start All Over Again
Chapter 7: The End of Childhood
Chapter 8: Then What Happened?
Chapter 9: Looking for the Source
Chapter 10: The Legacy of Genes
Chapter 11: What It Means to Be Human

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“I laughed, I cried, I was shocked and amazed. Her story is one that will stay with me especially on the days I have trouble with my child.”


“Very talented lady and wonderful writer.”

“Her writings are very powerful and moving.”

Customer Reviews