Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Description

The Sunday Times bestseller Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems. With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.

Details

Author(s)
Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
167 x 200 x 18mm | 206g
Publication date
22 Mar 2018
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Sceptre
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
144479910X
ISBN13
9781444799101
Bestsellers rank
9,337