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At Home in the Land of Oz: Autism, My Sister, and Me Second Edition

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Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, long before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with "emotional disturbance," Becky was subjected for much of her childhood to well-meaning but futile efforts at "rehabilitation" or "cure," as well as prolonged spells in institutions away from her family.

Painting a vivid picture of growing up in small-town America during th
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Paperback, 223 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Michele Young-Stone
Jul 11, 2010 Michele Young-Stone rated it it was amazing
Just started this memoir and it's hard to put down! Okay, I lost the book, if you can believe that, but my life is kind of crazy. So, found it and finished it, and YAY: here's my review:

I don't typically like memoirs, but this particular memoir was so well written and so heartfelt and I learned SO much about autism, I give it 5 out of 5 stars. The way that Anne Clinard Barnhill uses the Land of Oz as a metaphor works smartly. The scenes are illuminating. I can see the two sisters, the parents a
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Carol
Jan 22, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming memoir about a woman who grew up with an autistic sister in an era when this was misdiagnosed (often referred to as emotional disturbance) and blamed on poor parenting. Anne wrestled with occasional embarrassment as she went through teenage years with a sister who acted out as Becky did. Now that more is known about autism, Anne and her family have a new perspective about Becky.
Teresa Grubbs
An excellent memoir written by a good friend of mine. This is about her childhood spent with her sister who suffered from autism before most people knew much of anything about autism. Her book shows how this condition affects not just the person who has it, but it also affects everyone else around that person, esp. her family.
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Anne Cli­nard Barn­hill has been writ­ing or dream­ing of writ­ing for most of her life. For the past twenty years, she has pub­lished arti­cles, book and the­ater reviews, poetry, and short sto­ries. Her first book, AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ, recalls what it was like grow­ing up with an autis­tic sis­ter. Her work has won var­i­ous awards and grants. Barn­hill holds an M.F.A. in Cre­ative ...more
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