Book Reviews of Nobody Nowhere

Nobody Nowhere
Nobody Nowhere
Author: Donna Williams
ISBN-13: 9780380722174
ISBN-10: 0380722178
Publication Date: 2/1/1994
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A basically chaotic book but has some interesting bits--gives some idea of what her experience of autism is/was like. Not a strong narrative thread, but worth reading, especially if you have a strong interest in the subject. I recommend the book "Let Me Hear Your Voice" (different author) much more strongly.
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Helpful Score: 3
as far as a human story goes, about a person's life and overcoming hardships, this is quite a book. I don't think it gives much of an insight into all autistic minds, though. the author speaks of incidents of extreme abuse in her childhood and gross neglect even as she grows older, which are, thankfully, not a universal aspect of the autistic experience.
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Helpful Score: 2
a different look at autism. she writes well but lives an unusual life.
if you want the real thing read something by Temple Grandin
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow. As the mother of a child who has autism, it was difficult to read about the abuse that this child received from the one person on earth who should have been protecting her. (her mother). But the details were definately kept to the minimum, (Otherwise I would have had to stop, because I just don't do well with child abuse stories. . . )But I am glad that I read this. Donna gives amazing perspective. She wrote this book actually as a journal, to try tofigure out her life; never intending for it to be published, so I thik it's a miracle that we even have this book available for us to read. I'm glad I read it. I'm sure I'll read it a second time. She also has a second book, "Somebody Somewhere", it's in my 'to be read' list.
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a very candid and moving read.
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Excellent book!

If you want to try to understand the autistic mind, this book is from the first person's point of view. The author does not mince words- I loved that! She narrarates her life, from her first memory to her early thirties.
I believe she may be diagnosed as Asperger Syndrome these days. She truly expresses the desire to be accepted as she is, and lives her life as she sees fit.
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