i was lucky enough to meet Temple and she signed my copy of this book.
the author is able to explain how she understands concepts and other things. she thinks in pictures. it is with this type of thinking she has become the worlds leading stockyard architect.
she allow you into her personal life in this book,which is much different than others.
a good read on all levels,wether you knwo an autistic person or not.
Excellent book! I learned more about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders reading this than I did in all of school. Engaging, insightful, and includes information on ways to help individuals with Autism succeed. The best part is, it reads more like a conversation with a friend and doesn't come across as teaching the reader something.
This book was absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend it for any parent of a child with autism. There were so many things about my daughter that I saw in her descriptions about how autism affects individuals. More than that, I was inspired by how positive her outlook is on life and her attitude about autism in general. From my biology standpoint, also, I enjoyed reading about the work she has done in reconfiguring so much of our country's livestock handling equipment. Wonderful read!
An interesting glimpse into what life with autism is like for a highly-functioning autistic. The author has accomplished quite a lot in her field and has used her logic and curiosity about autism and its related disorders to present an interesting and understandable account. Although I do not have ties to anyone with autism, I found this fascinating.
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Thinking in Pictures is the inspiring, fascinating, and informative account of the life experiences of Temple Grandin. She shares with candidness and detail her interactions with the world around her as a person with autism. Her insight and knowledge on many subjects have made her an expert on animal psychology and thought, and she has used her knowledge to revolutionize humane approaches to livestock handling. Her methods have enabled humane handling techniques to be used in a large percentage of the cattle and swine industry. Her personal experiences, challenges, and her philosophical pondering are interesting and thought provoking. She shares a viewpoint that many of us can never see for ourselves. I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to reading more of her expertise in animal psychology in her book "Animals in Translation"
Gives a fascinating insight into her life as a person with Autism. Temple Grandin talks about the people and animals that have come in and out of her life. They helped her understand things and grown into the person she is today.
this is a fascinating book about a woman with autism in her own words. My copy is autographed (although it does say, "To Spencer". Spencer is my son, he has autism as well.) It is very informative and touching, and I'm posting it hoping it will help another reader.
Love this book. Tells the story of her life and the way high functioning autistic people think. She is not typical, she is very intelligent for being autistic. Her insights into animal intelligence are great.
"A uniquely fascinating view not just of autism but of animal--and human--thinking and feeling, (providing) insights that can only be called wisdom." "There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable book. ...Displaying uncanny powers of observation... (Temple Grandin) charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words." It was fascinating to me to learn about an autistic woman who bridged the "gulf" between her life and our own, even though she thinks in pictures and I think in words. A remarkable person and a very interesting and enlightening book.
One of my favorites, this book is about a gifted animal scientist who designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities. She has a unique form of Autism which helps her see things through the perspective of animals.