Thinking In Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life With Autism

Thinking In Pictures Expanded Edition My Life With Autism Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin s first book and the first picture of autism from the inside quite extraordinary unprecedented and in a way unthinkable Sacks told part of her story in his An Anth

  • Title: Thinking In Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life With Autism
  • Author: Temple Grandin
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  • Page: 227
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  • Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin s first book and the first picture of autism from the inside quite extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable Sacks told part of her story in his An Anthropologist on Mars, and in Thinking In Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism Grandin returns to tell her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling.Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin s first book and the first picture of autism from the inside quite extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable Sacks told part of her story in his An Anthropologist on Mars, and in Thinking In Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism Grandin returns to tell her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling Grandin told Sacks, I don t want my thoughts to die with me I want to have done somethingI want to know that my life has meaningI m talking about things at the very core of my existence Grandin s clear exposition of what it is like to think in pictures is immensely mind broadening and basically destroys a whole school of philosophy the one that declares language necessary for thought Grandin, who feels she can see through a cow s eyes, is an influential designer of slaughterhouses and livestock restraint systems She has great insight into human animal relations.It would be mere justice if Thinking In Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism transforms the study of religious feeling, too.

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    1. Oh, I love Temple Grandin. I didn't expect that I was going to. See, there's this boy - I'll call him Blake - who comes into the library with his mom every Wednesday. He gets some movies, and his mom gets the baby sign language DVDs, and he always gets a couple of science books. He waits patiently at the desk, and he's this picture of quivery anticipation when I walk up to help him, because he knows what he has to do. And he grins and he waves, awkwardly, a sort of half-wave, practiced over and [...]

    2. An interesting autobiography of an autistic women who has achieved much in her career as a brilliant scientist in animal husbandry, who has designed machinery to make the slaughter of cattle, less terrifying and painful to the animals.She provides insights into autism, but tends to generalize, describing some of her own experiences and conditions, as being general to all autistic, where they are not always so-not all of her generalizations are correct , and the limitation in relationships she as [...]

    3. Temple Grandin made it very clear how autism affected her as a child and as an adult. She was lucky to have her mom's, her aunt's, and teachers' help to help Temple through the hard times. Being a visual learner, Temple has a memory which retains visual pictures in her head like a CD. She has a video library in her head with all of her memories. She uses these videos to create livestock design projects and humane facilities for cattle. Temple has always identified with animals, in their thinking [...]

    4. Saw her on C-Span in an hour and a half long sit down w/Steve. It's still up. Moved me to tears, am dyslexic, and loved her characterization of our difficulties. She's a treasure. Too many of my friends have born children who are somewhere on the spectrum. I've been promoting her, and gifting her books to them, in hopes that they'll hear her central message, which is: people on the spectrum only ever get better.

    5. The tragedy of this book is that even as Temple Grandin's crusade to help slaughter farm animals humanely led to many changes, I tend to doubt these changes are still in effect. Particularly management imparting a sense of care and concern for the animals. I live near a plant she designed. This plant, until a year ago, was staffed by many illegal immigrants. Many of the current staff are Monolinguals (non-English). And some from cultures that do not revere (and in fact mutilate)female human bein [...]

    6. I give this book one star. I know most people will probably disagree strongly with me, but I found this to be a difficult and tedious read. While I admire Temple for her talent, ingenuity, courage and determination in pursuing her education and career goals, I find her writing to be all over the place, rambling, difficult to follow and limited- in that she makes sweeping generalizations about autistic people, based on her own personal experience of course. What she fails to realize is that not a [...]

    7. I have to admit, I didn't read this book because I particularly wanted to. As a parent of an autistic child, many well-meaning people will ask, "Do you know about Temple Grandin?" I initially picked up the book just so I could say that I was familiar with her, and had read some of her work. I didn't expect to actually enjoy the book as much as I did. Dr. Grandin writes in a very straight forward, no nonsense fashion that I really found easy to follow. She does a fantastic job of explaining how h [...]

    8. This is a fascinating book written by a woman with high-functioning autism. Temple Grandin describes her life struggles and triumphs. Her unique way of thinking allows her to really identify with animals and to be able to look at situations from their point of view. This talent has allowed her to design very humane slaughterhouses for cattle. She has revolutionized the cattle industry in the US with her designs, which are also being widely copied. Grandin has an analytical mind and earnest feeli [...]

    9. I hope you all aren't disappointed but I am so in awe of Temple Grandin after reading this book that I can't find the words to express it. What an awesome woman she is, we can all learn a great deal from her. On to the next book!

    10. This is clearly the best in the catalog of Temple Grandin who is a star performer on the circuit of parent conferences on Autism. It provides an inspirational tale of the struggles of an intelligent woman and a very courageous mother. Only buy this book if you attend a conference and can get it autographed.

    11. The book is about Temple Grandin and living with autism. She is really a remarkable and amazing person. She was able to receive a Ph.D in Animal Science and currently an associate professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. She frequently lectures about autism. Many people don't understand autism, so in effect they are afraid of it. People and scientists work on finding a cure for the "disease", which in my opinion it is not a disease but a natural progression of evolution.Many in [...]

    12. I was expecting more of a memoir, but this really ended up being Ms. Grandin's opinion on different aspects of autism with her own experiences only sprinkled in. It was difficult to get through the more technical aspects of the book and it was frustrating how often information was repeated. There were points that were interesting and I do feel like I have a better handle on autism in general, but that just wasn't what I was expecting when I decided to read this book. If you are curious about aut [...]

    13. Highly recommend! One of the top reads of 2010. My son was diagnosed with autism earlier this year and I felt like this was a great way to get some insight to the way that he thinks. In a world where it seems that everyone is looking for the magic "cure" for autism, I was glad to read that Temple wouldn't change a thing. Autism is a part of my son's entire being and personality. Gave me a lot of hope that he will lead a successful and happy life as an adult doing something that he loves. "Differ [...]

    14. Since I have two grandsons who are autistic, I was interested in learning more. Temple Grandin seemed very honest, educated and sincere in her appraisal of autisim. Because I basically "think in only words," I had difficulty seeing how Temple and other autistics think. However, the book was extremely enligthening. I hope to be able to use some of things I learned in working with and understanding my grandsons.

    15. This is probably one of the most honest and insightful, eye-opening books out there, not just on autism but on diversity and why it's our differences that make the human race so vibrant. Temple Grandin's book is slightly funny, slightly serious, full of intelligence and understanding and it's a powerful testament to the personality of a gifted person.

    16. One of the theories about people on the autism spectrum is that they lack "theory of mind." defines that as: "the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and intentions that are different from one's own." But the more I read about autism and spend time with children on the spectrum, the more I become convinced that we could as easily say that the world lacks the abilit [...]

    17. This is a good, not great, book. So why 4-stars and not 3? The subject matter. I have never seen someone better walk through Autism and the way autistic people think and relate it so clearly to the way "normal" folks think. If you're interested in how people think (which I am) or you simply know someone with Autism, then this book is a must-read. Temple Grandin lays out her book in a series of essays that hit topics like: the different kinds of ways people think, and in-depth look at Visual Thou [...]

    18. Sept. 2016 book group selection I was not familiar with Temple Grandin before reading this book, nor had I ever thought I’d read something explaining the process of designing livestock-handling facilities(!), but I found this book both fascinating and eye-opening. I already knew that people who are autistic think differently than those who aren’t, but it was really interesting to read about Temple’s thought processes and the way she is able to picture things in her head and combine parts [...]

    19. Temple Grandin's book "Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism" is certainly a unique book. Grandin writes in simple, understandable prose about how she and others with autism cope with life. She describes the difficulties she has had with social encounters, and how she has learned how to relate to others on an intellectual, rather emotional level. Grandin has a Ph.D. in animal science. She has made a career of designing equipment for handling livestock.Grandin describes [...]

    20. This is a hard book for me to rate. There were parts I really liked and some that I had to skim through. Overall, I am incredibly impressed by Temple Grandin and I enjoyed learning more about autism through the eyes of someone who lives with it. I enjoyed discussing it with my book group, though our discussions veered off to real life experiences quite often. I would have liked to have learned a bit more about her family, but I guess since personal relationships are often difficult for people wi [...]

    21. A fascinating look at what its like to be autistic. Her mother was an amazing woman, no doubt, but she has a very valuable ability to interpret her inner life for the rest of us. I learned a great deal about the different ways of thinking that are not verbal--visual images, nonverbal sounds, patterns, match--and the problem of sensory overload that afflicts many autistic individuals. Her message of hope and her obvious passion for the lives of those who may be brilliant but need a great deal of [...]

    22. What an inspiring human being! I never had considered autism/Asperger's traits to be potentially a genetic BENEFIT before. This book taught me so much about what it means to live with a Dx on the spectrum as well as how not all human beings think the same. I guess I'd never really thought about it much before but had assumed that everyone thinks the same way I do. I chalked my talents up to giftedness and my deficits up to just not being too smart in those areas like other people are. The book h [...]

    23. Just simply AMAZING. I did not read the book yet but I saw the movie and it was outstanding. Dr. Temple Grandin teach at Colorado State University. Never ever give up on any children they all have a fantastic mind of their own. Give them as many extra chances as they need until they open the door to another world.I read the book in one dayfacinating, and very interesting. I keep my rating at 5 stars. A must read for all educators, therapists, parents and people who just want to learn more about [...]

    24. I have a child with autism and first read this book when my child was diagnosed ten years ago. I was fascinated with the look inside the head of someone living with the ailment. Temple Grandin's insights were useful, helpful and uplifting, allowing me hope at a time I was searching for it -- when everything else was too overwhelming. Even if you do not know someone with autism, this book is a gripping read.

    25. It's not poetry but a very readable, simple yet thorough description of autism and related experiences and educated guesses about how the wiring of the brain has a cause and effect on it's operations which can be reasonably catalogued and documented. The suggestions to reach the brain despite the wiring distortions for sensory perceptions were eye opening and educating. Very interesting.

    26. Visualizing every wordThis has been a quite touching read. I have had a growing interest in here and autism as a whole.

    27. The Women's National Book Association sent this book to the White House yesterday (March 26) in honor of Women's History Month: wnba-centennial/book-From the Women's National Book Association's press release:In this most unusual memoir, Grandin, who has a Ph.D. in animal studies, writes about the way she sees the world and how it has hindered and helped her. As a child, Grandin’s mother was concerned to provide her daughter with supportive, educational environments. Other mentors along the way [...]

    28. A good book written by a well-known woman with autism, who has become a key authority in the cattle industry and also gives talks and writes upon the subject of autism. She covers many different topics related to the condition: growing up with autism, making use of your gifts and interests, how autistic people think differently, autism and the workplace, autism and biochemistry and medication, autism and relationships, autism and religion. She also talks about some famous people who had possibly [...]

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