Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida

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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, Higashida 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 also 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.

Title : Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism
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ISBN : 0812997395
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Caren rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

The author, who has a nonverbal form of autism, has done an incredible job of allowing the reader inside his thought processes by means of thinking the characters of the Japanese alphabet, then mentally transcribing and touching the letters of the Roman alphabet on a homemade QWERTY keyboard. A t...

Lin rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2017

Review coming soon.

Laurie rated it ★★★★★

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,...

Kerran rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Steph rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

I loved this book again the author gives an amazing insight into an autistic person's thoughts and feelings. I really enjoyed how the author has grown and his explanation and reasoning are more in depth than in his first book. I would recommend this book to anyone who cares for someone with autis...

Karrie rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Carol rated it ★★★★★

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...

Noah rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

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...

Cherise rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

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