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Book Title: Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism|
The author of the book: Paul Collins
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.14 MB
Edition: Fusion Press
Date of issue: April 8th 2004
Read full description of the books:Paul Collins and his wife Jennifer thought their son was perfect. At age one, Morgan learned the alphabet; by two, he was reading, counting, even doing multiplication tables--yet he couldn't respond to his own name and scarcely noticed others in the room. He was, as it turned out, autistic--gifted, intelligent, preternaturally focused, but a stranger in the strange land of human emotions. Fortunately, Paul Collins is eminently suited to act as his guide. The author of Banvard's Folly and the bibliophile's delight Sixpence House, Collins is a very particular kind of historian: an archaelogist of the arcane and a lover of eccentric people and facts. Not Even Wrong turns that love to the best possible use. Part memoir, part history, it traces the lives of suspected autists both famous and obscure, from Peter the Wild Boy, a semi-feral child who became a sensation at the court of George I, to Henry Darger, the recluse and outsider artist. Collins dabbles in neurology and science history, but what emerges is nothing less than a portrait of how Morgan's mind works--as well as a respectful and fascinating account of those with autism and their contributions to our world. --Mary Park
Read information about the authorPaul Collins is a writer specializing in history, memoir, and unusual antiquarian literature. His nine books have been translated into eleven languages, and include Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books (2003) and The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars (2011).
A frequent contributor to the "Histories" column of New Scientist magazine, Collins's other work includes pieces for the New York Times and Slate. He appears on NPR's Weekend Edition as its resident “literary detective” on odd and forgotten old books, and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Collins lives in Oregon, where he teaches creative nonfiction as an Associate Professor at Portland State University.
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