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The Real Rain Man, Kim Peek

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The Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one-of-a-kind mental giant, Kim Peek. Written by his father, Fran Peek, this "coming out of the dark" narrative is filled with personal anecdotes, quips, and reflections of a man and life the world could easily have missed.The real-life Rain Man is not autistic, nor is he a savant. In fact, he is consi ...more
Paperback, 137 pages
Published March 28th 1997 by Harkness Publishing Consultants (first published March 1997)
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Christopher
Jun 12, 2008 Christopher rated it really liked it
A very interesting book about a guy I ran into at the Salt Lake Library recently. We waited for and rode in an elevator together and I said "are you kim peek" he said "my name is kim peek" I said: I read a book about you!
Kim: Going UP!
Me: It is an honor to meet you.
Kim:(never looking towards me at all) Fourth floor. Gonna return a book... get another one...put a book back.
Me:What book are you returning?
Kim: Going UP! Fourth Floor.
Me:Bye!
Nasrin
Aug 29, 2007 Nasrin rated it it was amazing
if we try hard we can't forced any 'subterranean siphon'

to saying each thing we want to say.
Brooke
This was such a good story, and the fact that it is... well... fact made it even better. It's amazing what the human spirit can overcome... Kim Peek seems like such an amazing person and so cute!!
Working in Special Ed I had a few students who were similar and it just made me smile when his dad quoted him, I could totally hear some of my students saying those things!
I love this book because it helps one understand the mentally disabled, and any book that does that is golden!
Katie Curry
Oct 25, 2011 Katie Curry rated it it was ok
This biography is written by Fran Peek about his son, Kim Peek, and his journey of life with a truly unique autism.
I would use this book for my own personal benefit in my future classroom. It gives the reader an insight on the quirky characteristics of an individual with autism and a truly unique case such as Kim's and the effect he had in making the movie Rain Man and the effect the movie had on his life.
Conor
Apr 09, 2014 Conor rated it really liked it
Kim Peek has extraordinary savant features that he is quite famous for. There are many savants in the world, but what sparks my interest in and appreciation for Kim is that he is an intense empath and a beautifully caring being as deserving of an HPMR phoenix as any mind out there. I heart-warming book.
Kacey
Jun 27, 2013 Kacey rated it it was amazing
got to meet the author and his son my senior yr of high school at a Rotaract Conference in Reno, NV...got a free copy of the book and reading it plus meeting the author and his son combined was amazing and something i'll never forget!! :)
Danni
Jul 11, 2009 Danni rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I just want to see the show now. I have been studying illnesses for a while and this book fit right in. This man is so innocent and loving. I wish I could meet him.
Michael
Oct 31, 2010 Michael rated it liked it
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A touching biography of Kim Peek, on whom the "Rain Man" character was based, written by his father. Kim's mental powers were astounding. May he rest in peace.
Momma Fish
Feb 09, 2008 Momma Fish rated it really liked it
This was good, and especially intresting to me because I met the REAL rainman. He has a unique spirit.
saeid babakhani
Aug 31, 2007 saeid babakhani rated it it was amazing
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