Read Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism Online Free - From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism
Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success.
Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a twenty-four-year-old man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, he explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it's raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems.
With an introduction by bestselling novelist David Mitchell, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote especially for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, this book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets every challenge with tenacity and good humor. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.
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July 11, 2017
Review coming soon.
June 21, 2017
Higashida is on the spectrum; he was nonverbal for a long time and even today he struggles with expressing himself verbally; he has what he calls restricted speech. He finds it easier many times to use his computer or a spelling board to communicate. When he was thirteen he wrote his first book,...
July 21, 2017
"Spoken language is a blue sea. Everyone else is swimming, diving and frolicking freely, while I'm alone, stuck in a tiny boat, swayed from side to side"
This memoir is so eloquently written, and, like The Reason I Jump, gave me a lot more insight into the life of someone with autism, this time fr...
August 04, 2017
I loved The Reason I Jump, it was unique and poignant and made this one top of my TBR pile. Higashida shares more of his outlook on living in a neuro typical world being atypical. He covers everything from his parents to badminton to poetry. I still find his observations fascinating and informati...
June 03, 2017
Previously, I have read The Reason Why I Jump by Naoki Higasida. I just looked back at my review of that book and everything that I said in that review is valid for this book too. I read this book because of my brother who has severe autism. I think that having learned a special keyboard when you...
July 03, 2017
An insightful and fascinating book into the life of someone with autism! "Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism" by Naoki Higashida is an interesting book that show's you the point of view of someone with Autism!
You get to see the personal perspective of someo...
July 20, 2017
Having already written an international best seller “The Reason to Jump” at thirteen, Naoki Higashida a twenty-four-year old young man from Chiba, Japan restricted by severe, non-verbal autism has put his thoughts, feelings and experiences into another compelling novel, “Fall Down 7 Times Get up...
May 23, 2017
It's important to remember that this book isn't just one book, but pieces of Naoki's other work that has been released in Japan put into one book. Personally, I think you can feel that. It all follows a similar theme but doesn't always match with the stories around it.
Sadly, I believe like the f...
May 30, 2017
This book moved me in so many ways. From David Mitchell's helpful introduction to the last chapter "Mother's Day, 2013", I was immersed in another world.
Unlike some reviewers of this book, I do not have a family member with autism. However, as a public school teacher I have had some students whos...
August 18, 2017
[rating = B-]
This is a nonfiction book about a book with severe nonverbal autism. It is a fascinating look into the life of a neuro-atypical child and his point of view on matters concerning himself and his disability. Higashida is very aware of himself and it shows in his advise about autism and...