The Reason I Jump : The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
by Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida, David Mitchell
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read,It’s really moving, opening your eyes, incredibly alive.”–Jon Stewart of The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR – The Wall Street Journal – Bloomberg Business – Books FINALIZED BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE, FIRST BOOK – NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS AWARD You’ve never read a book like The ReasonWritten by Naoki Higashida, very intelligent, very self-conscious, and very charming, 13-year-old boy autistic, it is a one-of-a-kind memoirs, which shows how an autistic is the mind that thinks, feels, perceives, and responds to ways few of us can imagine.Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their beloved autistic at least one way to break through for the curious, subtle and complex life inside.Using a carefully crafted grid alphabet to construct words, phrases and thoughts that he is unable to speak aloud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know.Questions such as:”Why do people with autism speak so loudly and strangely?””Why did you line up your little cars and blocks””Why don’t you make eye contact when you speak”and “What is the reason why you’re jumping”(Naoki answers:”When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going up to the sky.”With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism, but life itself.His ideas–in the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the fugacity of memory–are so surprising, so strange and so powerful that you’ll never look at the world the same way.In his introduction, novelist David Mitchell’s best-selling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind.”It’s no exaggeration to say that The Reason I Jumped allowed me to round up a corner in our relationship”This translation was a work of David’s love and love for his family and friends…”
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