Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida audiobook

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by KA Yoshida  and  David Mitchell
Read by Thomas Judd
Introduction read by Naoki Higashida

Random House Audio
3.79 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781101923177

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, he 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 it’s 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 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.   Praise for The Reason I Jump   “One of the most remarkable books I’ve 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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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, he 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 it’s 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 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.
 
Praise for The Reason I Jump
 
“One of the most remarkable books I’ve 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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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…This book is essential reading for parents and teachers of those with autism who remain nonverbal.” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
“Autism is a mysterious neurological condition…Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Naoki Higashida

Author Bio: Naoki Higashida

Naoki Higashida was born in 1992 and was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. He graduated from high school in 2011 and lives in Kimitsu, Japan. He is an advocate, motivational speaker, and the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 3.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English