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The Stories I Tell My Friends
Temple Grandin is the most famous person with autism in the world. Whether you know her from the HBO movie Temple Grandin, her decades of work in the meat and cattle industry, or her unmatched contribution to the autism world, surely you know a thing or two about Temple. Well, prepare to meet a whole new side of her! Temple’s close friend and author, Anita Lesko, conducts ...more
Published April 2nd 2018 by Future Horizons
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While the book was good, it was a book of told stories, tales you might hear across the kitchen table from a friend. I did feel how it must have been for a woman with autism to be ridiculed and excluded from life; however, words could not adequately do the job. I was able to find some clips from the HBO movie "Temple Grandin" on youtube. Mick Jackson, a visual thinker himself, was able to give us some idea of what is going on in the mind of this autistic genius (wonderfully portrayed by Claire ...more
I didn’t really enjoy this book until almost the end and then I loved it. As the book continued, I felt like I was getting to know Temple better. I have read other books about Temple’s life, but learned new insights. The writing style is simple, sometimes awkwardly worded, but would make a great audio book. I highly recommend this book and found the information valuable about teaching kids the value of hard work and meaningfully contributing to society.
I am an autism parent. Like almost every autism parent in the day I have been impacted by Temple Grandin. Her advocacy and willingness to share her story has brought a new face to autism. That being said I really enjoyed this book. It was like having a conversation with someone about a friend that you both know. The author is the one who has known the friend better and in a deeper way so she tells us more great details about the person we both know and love. I do not know Temple Grandin ...more
Temple Grandin is, and has been, a hero of mine. Part of my admiration for her is for her accomplishments and speeches on behalf of the autism community. This biggest part though? Her determination and sense of humor. That woman is an inspiration in so many senses of the word!~ When I go into meeting for my sons IEP or find myself explaining for the millionth time why my son IS normal, his brain is just uniquely wired I keep Temple Grandins accomplishments and attitude in the back of my mind. ...more