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Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism Hardcover – 4 Apr 2006


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  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 1 edition (4 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582346194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582346199
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,777,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`An invaluable addition to the literature of autism'
-- Spectator

`Extraordinary ... a moving account of five very different lives
united by the experience of growing up with autism' -- Image

`It is through Nazeer's frank portrayal of these lives that we
come to understand a little better what it is to live with autism' -- Daily Express

`One gets the sense from Nazeer's hopeful and honest book that he
has little patience for the clichés of autism' -- Observer

`This remarkable piece of true-life storytelling takes as its
theme not disability, but humanity' -- Independent --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Kamran Nazeer was born of itinerant Pakistani parents and has lived in New York, Jeddah, Islamabad and Glasgow. He studied law but decided not to become a lawyer. By the time he completed his Ph.D. thesis, he had decided not to become an academic. On leaving Cambridge, he was recruited into Her Majesty's Service and now works as a policy adviser in Whitehall. He has published work in newspapers and magazines. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Karen Ferguson VINE VOICE on 9 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
Aspergers from the point of view of real people with the condition - intelligent, soul-searching and enormously helpful in showing how the author and his fellow "autistic" friends cope with the world. My sons are both autistic - the older is 19 and struggling to integrate. I found the book helped me to understand more fully how it feels for him and he found the shared issues and experiences made him feel less unique and alone.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By CheekyBanker on 28 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
Extraordinary insight into Autism.

Some interesting observations that will really aid my understanding as my child gets older.

If you really want to understand more read this.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By K. Short on 13 Oct 2006
Format: Hardcover
An insightful, compassionate and well written book by a man with excellent communication skills. Nazeer himself was struck by how un-autistic he appeared when writing this.

He describes individuals who have overcome many of their difficulties through education, family support, maturation, intelligence and bravery. Although he focuses on some unusually talented people he is honest about the challenges they have yet to overcome and also describes people who struggled greatly.

This is an inspiring read for those living with Asperger's and a thought provoking read for anyone interested in how we communicate socially.
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