This is Temple Grandin's own story, full of insights into how life and the world looked to a high-functioning autistic. A friend of mine with an autistic son has found this book very helpful and encouraging, and I found it fascinating.
I've been meaning to read Temple Grandin because I loved Born on a Blue Day and A Curious Incident With the Dog in the Nightime. Emergence was a quick read, but it felt almost like a chore. While the voices in Blue Day and Dog in Nightime were quirky and creative, Temple Grandin is a recovered autistic so that quirkyness that engaged me in the other books wasn't there. It was amazing to read about her life and what helped her along the way but it wasn't as entertaining as I hoped.