The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism – Best seller on Amazon

The Reason I Jump

Author: Naoki Higashida

This book should be phenomena look on some of the reviews this book got:

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND BOOKISH • FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Autism is an endless mystery, largely unknowable by its nature, yet there are dozens of books by or about autistic people determined to explain the lives of those affected. The newest is “The Reason I Jump,” popular in Japan since it was published in 2007. The author, Naoki Higashida, was 13 years old at the time he wrote the memoir, and nonverbal. He wrote by spelling out words on a Japanese alphabet letter board. To the full review 

The chicagotribune

Please don’t assume that “The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism” is just another book for the crowded autism shelf, sagging under the weight of poetic memoirs by parents of autistic children or by autistic authors themselves. This slender volume, in Q-and-A form but punctuated by an occasional story, has an entirely different quality. Read the full article

The Los Angeles Times

Writes and interview with David Mitchell on autism, expectations and ‘The Reason I Jump’ you can read the review here

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