自閉症の僕が跳びはねる理由~会話のできない中学生がつづる内なる心~ [ Kindle ePUB / PDF ] author Naoki Higashida

REVIEW 自閉症の僕が跳びはねる理由~会話のできない中学生がつづる内なる心~

Ud Naoki answers even the most delicate uestions that people want to know uestions such as “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking” and “What’s the reason you jump” Naoki’s answer “When I’m jumping it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky” With disarming honesty and a generous heart Naoki shares his uniue point of view on not only autism but life itself His insights into the mystery of words the wonders of laughter and the elusiveness of memory are so startling so strange and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again   In his introduction bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel for the first time as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind “It is no exa. I would be skeptical that this book was written by any 13 year old with or without autism I m putting it on my shelf next to Three Cups of Tea and A Million Little Pieces This is the longer review I wrote on comhttpwwwreviewR1XCAT7This is a good reviewhttpwwwspiked onlinecomnewsiteAnd here are some uotesIt is undoubtedly reassuring for parents of children with autism to discover in Higashida s account a boy who not only sympathises with their difficulties but also shares many of the familiar views of middle aged middle class readers in Western societyIt is when Higashida turns to the wider significance of autism that the moralising sentimentality of this book becomes fully apparent Higashida observes that I think that people with autism are born outside the regime of civilisation The message from the voice behind the alphabet board is that as a result of all the killings in the world and selfish planet wrecking that humanity has committed a deep sense of crisis exists Higashida claims that people with autism are like travellers from the distant distant past who have come to help the people of the world remember what truly matters for the Earth I believe that my son enjoys swimming pools because he likes water not because in the fanciful speculations of Higashida he is yearning for a distant distant watery past and that he wants to return to a primeval era in which auatic lifeforms came into being and evolved I fear that the translation and endorsement of this book reinforces myths than it challenges Like Mitchell like other parents I have spent much time pondering what is going on in the mind of my autistic son But I have come around to agreeing with the pioneering Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger that the autist is only himself there is nobody trapped inside no time traveller offering redemption to humanity

REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Naoki Higashida

自閉症の僕が跳びはねる理由~会話のできない中学生がつづる内なる心~

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read It’s truly moving eye opening incredibly vivid” Jon Stewart The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYou’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump Written by Naoki Higashida a very smart very self aware and very charming thirteen year old boy with autism it is a one of a kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks feels perceives and responds in ways few of us can imagine Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious subtle and complex life within   Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words sentences and thoughts that he is unable to speak out lo. Note I have autismI have to admit I was on the verge of crying at some partsbecause this book is everything I ve wanted to tell the world but didn t know howit made me understand myself a bit better because like the author I am not always sure why I do the things I doIt is one of those books I want as many as people as possible to read to try and understand people with autism a bit better and get rid of misconceptions

Naoki Higashida Ð 8 SUMMARY

Ggeration to say that The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife KA Yoshida so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends the wider autism community and beyond Naoki’s book in its beauty truthfulness and simplicity is a gift to be sharedPraise for The Reason I Jump“This is an intimate book one that brings readers right into an autistic mind” Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice“Amazing times a million” Whoopi Goldberg People“ The Reason I Jump is a Rosetta stone This book takes about ninety minutes to read and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human” Andrew Solomon The Times UK“Extraordinary moving and jeweled with epiphanies” The Boston Globe  “Small but profound Higashida’s startling moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind” Parade From the Hardcover editio. 35 starsThis book was intriguing I m taking it with a grain of salt though because I ve been monitoring reviews about it First I ll talk about my thoughts though then address concerns I thought this book was wonderful The writing was lovely with a lot of insightful analogies and heartwarming metaphors I thought the uestion and answer format with fictional works inserted in between was very to the point and interesting Overall I learned a lot from this and it made me consider a perspective I knew very little about But that s also the troubling thing a lot of readers who have autism or mothers of autistic children are suspicious that this book was embellished during its conception and its translation The authenticity of it is uestioned which is something you really have to know going into this book Many of the positive reviews are from mothers or siblings or relatives of people with autism saying I finally know what s it s like for them but this could be misinformation Just something to consider if you want to pick this up If you are a person with autism who has read this book or are interested in reading it I d love to know how accurate or inaccurate it is


10 thoughts on “自閉症の僕が跳びはねる理由~会話のできない中学生がつづる内なる心~

  1. says:

    Note I have autismI have to admit I was on the verge of crying at some partsbecause this book is everything I've wanted to tell the world but didn't know howit made me understand myself a bit better because like the author I am not always sure why I do the things I doIt is one of those books I want as many as people as possible to read to try and understand people with autism a bit better and get rid of misconceptions

  2. says:

    This is a great book to be written by someone of any age and the fact that it is written by a 13 year old is amazing The book reads like a FA of uestions that anybody especially a parent of children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome have askedshouted at their children about why they keep doing certain things I bought this book after a particularly heated argument with my 8 year old this book did help at the very least it told me that many

  3. says:

    This is the most illuminating insight into the mind of an autistic child that I've seen Naoki Higashida was born in 1992 and was diagnosed with autism when he was 5 One of his teachers designed an alphabet grid to help Naoki communicate his thoughts which were then printed into a book in Japan in 2007 The writer David Mitchell who has an autistic son found it and pushed to get an English translation publishe

  4. says:

    I would be skeptical that this book was written by any 13 year old with or without autism I'm putting it on my shelf next to Three Cups of Tea and A Million Little Pieces This is the longer review I wrote on comhttpwwwreviewR1XCAT7This is a good reviewhttpwwwspiked onlinecomnewsiteAnd here are some uotesIt is undoubtedly

  5. says:

    I find it hard to believe most of this bookFirst as a speech therapist I am puzzled as to why Naoki can read aloud but have

  6. says:

    Idiot savant author or has Dad had a hand in this?What to say about this book? It feels like half of it is the genuine thoughts and explanations for autism by an unusually intelligent child who suffers from severe autism view spoilerI am a bit fed up with the memoirs of people who live uite independently in the world and write their

  7. says:

    I'd read some of the pro and anti reviews of this book by an autistic 13 year old Japanese boy before I sat down to read it so I had some context of the surrounding controversy before I jumped in so to speak Basica

  8. says:

    35 starsThis book was intriguing I'm taking it with a grain of salt though because I've been monitoring reviews about it F

  9. says:

    My son Sammy is 17 He has autism the severe variety He'll never be completely independent He's very damaged He's happy much of the time he has a sweet disposition but we mostly don't know what he is thinking and feeling He makes noi

  10. says:

    My eldest son has Asperger's syndrome and while not locked into wordlessness in the same way the author was when he was little he shares some o

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