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Thorn in My Pocket by Eustacia Cutler
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May 10, 2009

it was ok

Eustacia Cutler is the mother of Temple Grandin, probably the most well known autistic adult of our time. I heard both Cutler and Grandin speak at a conference a few years ago and she did an excellent job. The book is not as well put together as the lecture was. Another reviewer at goodreads suggested that she missed an opportunity for better editing by publishing with Future Horizons and I find that an excellent point. The narrative skipped over great portions of her life with Temple and dwelled far too long on Cutler's own efforts in the arts. I did not expect a "how-to" book on raising an autistic child, but I was reading the book because she was Temple Grandin's mother, not because I was interested in her career as a singer and actress.
That said, I am still glad I read it. There were just enough tidbits about a fascinating subject to make it worth my time.
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May 10, 2009 – Shelved
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