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Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
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“This is a book about autism. Specifically, it is about my autism, which is both like and unlike other people’s autism. But just as much, it is a story about how I emerged from the darkness of it into the beauty of it.”

In this elegant and thought-provoking memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas.

Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and, later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced.

Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, it is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes’s evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.
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Street Date:
03/09/2004
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400080922
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Dawn Prince-Hughes, P. (2004). Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D. 2004. Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Crown.

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Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D, Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Crown, 2004.

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Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D. Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Crown, 2004. Web.

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Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and, later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced.

Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, it is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes’s evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.
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