Rob St James

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Emergence: Labelled Autistic: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In "Emergence" Temple Grandin gives a good overview of her life from toddler through to the beginning of middle age. She describes well how her autism affected her perception, understanding, and emotions, and how she learned, with the help of a very engaged mother and later a very caring teacher, to adapt to a neurotypical world. Particularly fascinating is her description of how she learned to use her autistic viewpoint to understand not only the mental processes of other human beings but also the perceptions and thought processes of animals.

She is an inspiring woman who has turned her autism, a condition people usually think of as a disability, into what is essentially… Read more
Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book in kindle format after a friend discovered in middle-age that she is on the autistic spectrum and is high-functioning autistic. I had read about Temple Grandin twenty years ago in Oliver Sacks' book of neurological case studies "An Anthropologist On Mars", which was named after Grandin's observation that she felt when amongst neurotypical people she was like an anthropologist on Mars. My friend became interested in Grandin's experiences and insights and introduced me to Grandin's own writings.

In this book Temple Grandin gives a very clear impression of what it like to think and experience the World and other people with her kind of intensely visual… Read more
Kandle LED Light Black by Ozeri
This is my second review of the Kandle. I bought one for myself in 2013 and found it so effective and such a bargain that I have recently bought another as a gift for a friend to use with her own kindle. This little light clamps firmly but gently to the top of a kindle, is doubly hinged for adjustment, casts a strong but not harsh light, and comes with two sets of long-lasting batteries included.

If you're looking for a light for a kindle without its own built-in light source, look no further than this little beauty.