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review by stimmyabby

I truly love this book.

It is a gorgeously written and extremely courageous essay collection that makes me feel less alone and more hopeful. My favorite essay is Autistics Speaking Day, which is as good a summary of autism (at least one autism- as I like to say, different autistic people have different autisms) as you can get without writing a 5000 page book about it, both the bad (“You want to listen to the class lecture, but someone coughed and someone else rattled a piece of paper and someone else shuffled their feet on the floor and there’s no way you can follow the professor so hopefully the textbook will have everything you need to know.”) and the beautiful (“Have you ever spent half the day lost in the beauty of how water moves?”).

Thank you.