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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 - A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

Naoki Higashida

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, 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. Advance praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 "Vibrant . . . In Mitchell and Yoshida's deft translation, Higashida conveys this isolating mindset and his yearnings for connection and self-expression, in direct, evocative prose—his compulsive, restless motion, he writes, is 'instinctual, like a wild animal running over a wide plain'—that provides readers with a window into a previously unknowable world."—Publishers Weekly "Illuminating . . . Autism is a mysterious neurological condition. . . . Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow."—Kirkus Reviews "Readers will find this older Higashida not only eloquent and thoughtful, but also wise, measured and, most of all, kind."—BookPage "This boo

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, 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. Advance praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 "Vibrant . . . In Mitchell and Yoshida's deft translation, Higashida conveys this isolating mindset and his yearnings for connection and self-expression, in direct, evocative prose—his compulsive, restless motion, he writes, is 'instinctual, like a wild animal running over a wide plain'—that provides readers with a window into a previously unknowable world."—Publishers Weekly "Illuminating . . . Autism is a mysterious neurological condition. . . . Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow."—Kirkus Reviews "Readers will find this older Higashida not only eloquent and thoughtful, but also wise, measured and, most of all, kind."—BookPage "This boo
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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, 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. Advance praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 "Vibrant . . . In Mitchell and Yoshida's deft translation, Higashida conveys this isolating mindset and his yearnings for connection and self-expression, in direct, evocative prose—his compulsive, restless motion, he writes, is 'instinctual, like a wild animal running over a wide plain'—that provides readers with a window into a previously unknowable world."—Publishers Weekly "Illuminating . . . Autism is a mysterious neurological condition. . . . Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow."—Kirkus Reviews "Readers will find this older Higashida not only eloquent and thoughtful, but also wise, measured and, most of all, kind."—BookPage "This boo

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Mitchell, Thomas Judd

Length:

3h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:25


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:59


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:41