NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism - Steve Silberman. Kindle Ed. Now £1.29 @ amazon

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism - Steve Silberman. Kindle Ed. Now £1.29 @ amazon

Found 28th Mar
Kindle Deal of the Day 28/03.

Product Description:

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize
Shortlisted for the MJA Health Book of the Year Award
Shortlisted for the BMA Medical Book Awards

A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller

Foreword by Oliver Sacks.

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

Following on from his groundbreaking article ‘The Geek Syndrome’, Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

Going back to the earliest autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle while casting light on the growing movement of ‘neurodiversity’ and mapping out a path towards a more humane world for people with learning differences.


Stunning... Highly original... Outstanding. —Spectator, Best Books of 2015

A sprawling and fascinating dissection of the role autism has played in shaping human history. —Daily Telegraph, Best Books of 2015

Whatever the future of autism...Mr Silberman has surely written the definitive book about its past. —The Economist, Best Books of 2015

A rich amalgam of social history and contemporary reportage. —Financial Times, Best Books of 2015

[An] epic history of autism. Sunday Telegraph Ambitious, meticulous and largehearted... Beautifully told, humanizing, important. —New York Times, Best Books of 2015

Silberman’s phenomenal book goes a long way to uncovering some of the myths about this particular “tribe” and is all for recognising their incredible talents and contributions to society. The Sun Brilliant and sparklingly humane. —Guardian, Best Books of 2015

NeuroTribes is deeply felt. —The Times, Best Books of 2015
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