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A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

Authors: Susanne Antonetta

ISBN: 1585423823 (ISBN13: 9781585423828)



Description:

This book challenges readers to think of neurological disabilities such as autism and other diagnoses associated with mental illness not as disabilities or “problems,” but rather as individual differences. The author, Susanne Antonetta draws on her personal experience as a manic-depressive, and adds interviews with people who have the labels like “multiple personality disorder,” or “autism.” The book won a Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for outstanding literary contribution to the world of mental health. Psychology Today offered the following description/review (click on the “Web Links” tab above if you are interested in reading a very critical review that appeared in the New York Times):

“Rarely do we foresee gifts when faced with challenges. Antonetta, an award-winning author and poet, examines the lives of "neuroatypicals"—a new, more hopeful term describing people diagnosed with cognitive and emotional disorders like autism. Rather than focus on cure, she calls for us to recognize and respect the unique mental processes of neuroatypicals—to both help them and value their contributions in science, writing and art. Antonetta herself has bipolar disorder, and she uses her own experience to champion the unusual abilities of those who are differently wired.”

Description draws on information from the publisher’s website as viewed on 1/13/2012 – URL: us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781585425181,00.html?A_Mind_Apart_Susanne_Antonetta

Psychology Today’s description copied on the same date from: www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200512/pt-bookshelf


Contact Info:
Organization:Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Address:375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
  
Phone:800-847-5515
E-mail:insidesales@us.penguingroup.com,
  
ISBN:1585423823 (ISBN13: 9781585423828)
Cost:$14.95 (1/13/2012)

Web Links

http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781585425181,00.html?A_Mind_Apart_Susanne_Antonetta
Description on publisher's website

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200512/pt-bookshelf
Description/review from Psychology Today

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/books/review/29morrice.html
New York Times Book Review

us.penguingroup.com/
Home page of the publisher, The Penguin Group


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