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Thank you Michael
on 1 September 2012
I am the mother of a nine-year-old who I suspect may be on the spectrum.
Idioms are his nemesis. I had no idea that he didn't know what 'Chicken out' meant until recently, or 'Pull yourself together.' My husband and I watched the TV programme about autism in which you featured and we realised that he and you had a lot in common.
He loves your book and uses it for reference and also for browsing, 'Oh THAT'S what it means,' is something I've been hearing a lot since he started to read it.
In response to the reviewer who was worried that people might think all autistic people view the world in a child-like way I'd say don't worry. I see it more as people on the spectrum poking gentle fun at neuro-typical people and our odd sayings, some of which are very odd indeed when we take the time to examine them!
Thanks again for a terrific little book...and good luck with your physics degree.