Have you ever felt like you don't fit in? By the time Colin Thompson was twenty five, he knew that he never would, nor did he want to. In this bracingly honest, moving, and very funny illustrated memoir, Colin reflects on finding his own Atlantis, a late Asperger's diagnosis, and... read full description below.
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||Asperger's syndrome - Patients, Asperger's syndrome - Patients, Thompson, Colin - Mental health
Description of this Book
Everything in this book is true. You might think some things are just too unbelievable or funny or silly to be true, but every tiny detail really did happen. Take one small boy; add manic depression, three wives, three daughters, two divorces, amazing creative talent, and Asperger's syndrome. In this memoir, Colin Thompson invites you to explore his almost-unbelievable life from past to present, though not necessarily in that order. Filled with family photographs and mesmerising illustrations drawn by the author himself, prepare to step inside the life and mind of an extraordinary man. If you, or your friends or relations, have ever felt that you do not fit in this world, then this book will tell you how one person survived it all.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Colin's autobiography is engaging and informative, but is also itself a work of art. -- From the foreword by Tony Attwood, Clinical Psychologist and author of the best-selling The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome Thompson's vividly told autobiography celebrates this unique man's life with wonderful photos, artwork and brilliant stream of consciousness writing that reminds me of happy go lucky soap bubbles popping in spurts of bright bits and colors, eloquent and shiny, ever alluring and compelling in their rainbow brilliance even when the narratives are indeed sad and tragic. Fitting In is a most astoundingly brilliant autobiography. -- Liane Holliday Willey, author of Pretending to be Normal Fitting in is always the huge challenge for an Aspie. Here is a journey that is honest, enlightening, moving and full of laughter. I really could not put it down. A must read! -- Gillian Helfgott, author of Love You to Bits and Pieces: Life With David Helfgott
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, a graphic designer, a stage manager in the theatre but never as a lumberjack in Canada or a sailor on a tramp-steamer in the South Seas. He is the author and illustrator of over 65 published books. Colin lives in Australia with his wife.