Read online or download a free book: Somebody Somewhere
Publisher: Doubleday Canada (April 1995)
By: Donna Williams (Author)
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Somebody Somewhere chronicles the four years since Donna's diagnosis and continues the journey she began in Nobody Nowhere. : :Certain that she can no longer survive by straddling two opposing worlds, Donna vows to abandon entirely the comforting isolation of her universe of one. : :The decision has brought both agonies and rewards. : :She describes her trial by fire as she abandons the two alternate identities she used to hide behind, Carol and Willie, and goes forth nakedly as Donna alone. : :She recounts her intensive sessions with her therapist, where she learns devastating truths behind her misconceptions of the real world. : :She overcomes the prejudice of teachers and classmates in her quest to obtain a degree in education and recounts her breakthrough working with autistic children. : :She comes to terms with the unwelcome --and for someone with autism, the particularly horrifying--demands of instant celebrity when her first book becomes an international bestseller. : :She describes the pain and joy of recognizing for the first time her own emotions. : :She learns to own her self and to love the person she discovers in the mirror. : :Most poignantly of all, she learns she can at last reach out to others for friendship and finds the pleasure of a ':special-ship': with a kindred soul.
Once again, Donna Williams proves herself a gifted gatekeeper, that rare individual who can illuminate a shadow world that continues to be deeply misunderstood, who can shatter the myths of autism and rise above its greatest challenges. : :Donna's journey is far from over, but readers will cheer her tenacity, eloquence, and courage.
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