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After a life of abuse, domestic prostitution, homelessness and poverty Donna Williams wandered her way back to Australia. The words of her childhood life deaf, psychotic, disturbed now get swept aside with a formal diagnosis as autistic as she stumbles upon and enters into therapy with an eccentric an innovative psychologist, Theo Marek and they try to understand each other with astoundingly different language, concepts, realities and 'normality', viewing each other as one might an alien. Having finally discovered the population she has been kept from all her life, Donna develops a small town dream and determines with her IQ of under 70 to become a teacher and change and advance the world of Developmental Disabilities and how those with them are treated in Special Education and beyond. But the manuscript of her first book remains in a tea chest in England, a copy of it left with a stranger who unknown to her has forwarded it on. And soon a fax arrives through the post from a literary agent with a copy of that book in his hands. The book she wrote only for herself, is set to become an international bestseller and propel the woman terrified of being 'known' out of the shadows and straight into the limelight as one of the most famous people ever diagnosed with Autism in the world.
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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   mental illness Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Australian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Misc setting    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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