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Fitting In

Fitting In
 

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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ISBN 9781784503017
Barcode 9781784503017
Published 21 June 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781784503017
ISBN-10 1784503010
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 21 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Disability: Social Aspects
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Coping With Illness
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 258
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome - Patients, Thompson, Colin - Mental health
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Take one small boy; add manic depression, three wives, three daughters, two divorces, amazing creative talent, and Asperger's syndrome and you have the memoir of Colin Thompson who invites the reader to explore his almost-unbelievable life from past to present -- though not necessarily in that order. Filled with family photographs and mesmerizing illustrations personally drawn by the Colin, readers will step inside the life and mind of a truly extraordinary man who has lived a truly extraordinary life. Impressively well written, organized and presented, Fitting In is an exceptional memoir that is very highly recommended for community and academic library American Biography collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that Fitting In is also available in a Kindle edition ($14.99).

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Author's Bio

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.

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