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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism | Naoki Higashida
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From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success. Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a twenty-four-year-old man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that its raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems. With an introduction by bestselling novelist David Mitchell, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 also includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote especially for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, this book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets every challenge with tenacity and good humor. However often he falls down, he always gets back up. Advance praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 Now that Naoki Higashida is a young adult, he has developed rich inner thoughts and he strives to learn more about the world around him. Until he was able to communicate with his alphabet grid, his loneliness was agony. He begs teachers and others who work with special-needs individuals to provide opportunities to learn and grow. A sheltered life is not paradise. Naoki maintains that to avoid impairment of personal development, he must have contact with some of the hardships other people endure. This book is essential reading for parents and teachers of those with autism who remain nonverbal.Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain and Thinking in Pictures Compelling insight on every single page, gently challenging assumptions you didnt even know you held on how others should process the social and physical environments around us.Ellen Notbohm, author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Praise for The Reason I Jump One of the most remarkable books Ive ever read.Jon Stewart The Reason I Jump is a Rosetta stone. . . . It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.Andrew Solomon, The Times (UK) Amazing times a million.Whoopi Goldberg, People Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.The Boston Globe
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Shadowfat
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I enjoyed this book, it gives you insight on how someone with nonverbal autism lives and experiences life. Written in short antidotes, he writes about the difficulties of being nonverbal and wanting neurotypical people to understand. It was well written.

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rwmg
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Mainly short pieces from a non verbal autistic Japanese man, mostly pleas for a more understanding, kinder world

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rwmg
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Yes, even if the plan is just in my head the more notice I'm given of a change the more likely I am to react positively

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rwmg
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Geisha salad with salmon for lunch with a Japanese author

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rwmg
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Yes, yes, yes

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JenReadsAlot
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Great book - an amazing individual with autism that is nonverbal but found a way to communicate with the world. #audio

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Ddzmini
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Omg thank you so much @WeeziesBooks thank you so much for the books and goodies they are awesomely amazing I‘m so excited to start reading and using the teas and cup thank you so much 🙏 #fallingforfallswap @Avanders

Avanders ❤️🧡💛🎃🍁🍂😍 11mo
Cathythoughts Fab 🎉❤️❤️ 11mo
Ddzmini @Cathythoughts I know this is amazing right 😍😊 11mo
monalyisha Hot damn, that‘s a lot of swag! 🌶📚 11mo
Ddzmini @monalyisha I am in heaven I‘ve already added the decorations to my bookshelves and I have my books waiting to be read 😋📖 11mo
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Insightsintobooks
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I got this for .74 cents because I had 1.25 in ebook credits. :)

AJones I 💚 the name of this book! I just added it to my stack. 😊 14mo
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JazzFeathers
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1. Since l've joined Litsy, l've started trading my reading in a bullet journal. I also use Goodreads
2. I like any good written POV, but l have to admit l have an inclination for 3rd limited
3. I'll be working 9:00/19:00 (CET), so that's that
4. @Redjewel_7734 @Jinjer

#TrivialThursday @GarthRanzz

Jinjer Thanks for tag! What‘s 3rd limited?🤔 1y
JazzFeathers You're welcome @Jinjer 😊 Oops! Maybe l used too technical a term? Third limited us when the narration is experienced through a particular chatacter and we readers can only know for sure what that particular character knows and feels. Sounds complicated, but it's one of the most common forms of storytelling today 😊 1y
Jinjer Thanks! I never learned all the terminology although I‘m sure I was taught it😂 I like whatever one lets us know what everyone is thinking. 1y
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Timidmagick
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If you ever wondered what someone with autism would say if they could talk...

SpookyBoogie Lots of autistic people can and do talk. I'm one of them. 1y
Timidmagick True. In this case the author can‘t. He used alternative methods to get his work across with a lot of effort 1y
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josephabeattie

'If I were a bird, I'd fly off into eternity'

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josephabeattie
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A truly inspiring and eye opening book. I learnt so much about autistic people and some lessons made me feel slightly ashamed. Naoki writes beautifully. It's not just a book for people who know someone with autism, their are many lessons to be learnt from this, I couldn't rate it highly enough!

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sherrynuts
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I don't know how I missed his first book, but Naoki Higashida has some great words of wisdom in his second translated book.

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PolaroidPoet
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I‘m jumping in on day #eight of #novemberbythenumbers with a Japanese novel that‘s been translated into English. Climb inside an autistic man‘s life as he shares his mind with the world. This has great reviews across multiple platforms and will be added to my TBR stack.

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alysonwrites
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An evocative metaphor of what the struggle to communicate is like for people like Naoki Higashida who have autism and are nonverbal. I complain about how difficult it is to write, but I take for granted the ease with which I can jot down words, well written or not.

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alysonwrites
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Love this. 💜 I can learn a lot from Naoki Higashida about defining your own terms for success.

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alysonwrites
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So much hard-won wisdom in this book. Any challenges, doubts, or insecurities I struggle with in my writing and my life seem very small in comparison with the obstacles Naoki Higashida must overcome daily with his autism in order to write and to live.