Author(s): Temple Grandin
The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanly, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind, she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenges.
Published to coincide with the paperback edition of Animals in Translation. Foreword by Oliver Sacks Temple Grandin was the subject of a BBC Horizon special, The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow
'Grandin has created a beautifully odd and fascinating picture of her life and mind, and her abiding love of animals' Elle
'A fascinating account of how her mind works in an entirely visual way' Irish Times
'Grandin's window on to the subjective experience of autism is of value to all of us who hope to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind' Washington Times
'It's hard to imagine even an intellect as towering as Sacks's coming up with perceptions as rare and completely out of left field as Grandin herself does in this mind-blowing book' Newsday
Temple Grandin is an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She was the subject of the famous New Yorker profile by Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars.